Ofelia Zepeda
Date of Birth  :
Place of Birth  :
Country  :
United States
Field of Expertise  :
Papago Morp
Educational background  :

Masters Degree and

PhD at University of Arizona

Acheivements / Contributions  :

  • Ofelia Zepeda is well known for her efforts in the preservation of her native language and promotion literacy in it.

  • She has an extensive service/outreach record and in 1996 received the Tanner Award for significant contributions to the American Indian Community (awarded by the UA Indian Alumni Association).

  • She is also the recipient of an award from the UA Graduate College for service to graduate students.

  • In 1999, Zepeda received a MacArthur Fellowship.

  • Her book A Papago Grammaris the standard textbook used to teach Tohono O'odham.

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Bibliography  :
A Papago Grammar, Ocean Power: Poems from the Desert (Sun Tracks), A Tohono O'odham Grammar.