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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Achumawi Words

Welcome to our Achumawi vocabulary page! Achumawi is a Palaihnihan language, related to other languages like Atsugewi and Shasta. We have included twenty basic Achumawi words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. You can find more Achumawi Indian words in our online picture glossaries. If you'd like to know an Achumawi word that is not in these wordlists, you can take part in our translations fundraiser or visit our main Achumawi language site for more free resources.

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Achumawi Word Set

(Click here for Achumawi pronunciation guide)

English (Français) Achumawi words
One (Un) Hamís
Two (Deux) Haq
Three (Trois) Cásti
Four (Quatre) Hatáma
Five (Cinq) Látú
Man (Homme) Yályú
Woman (Femme) Amitéucan
Dog (Chien) Cahómaka
Sun (Soleil) Col
Moon (Lune) Col
Water (Eau) As
Stone (Pierre) Aliste
White (Blanc) Tíwicí
Yellow (Jaune) Makmakí
Red (Rouge) Taxtaxí
Black (Noir) Hookíci
Father (Pere) Wayi
Mother (Mere) Datyi
Small (Petit) Co'ca
Large (Gros) Wa'wa

Click here to see Achumawi vocabulary words compared to words in the Atsugewi language: Pit River Words
Click here to see Achumawi vocabulary words compared to words in related Hokan languages: Hokan Indian Words

Achumawi Picture Dictionaries

Here are some themed Achumawi word lists we have put together and illustrated for language learners. Feel free to print them out for classroom purposes!

*Achumawi animal words
*Achumawi body parts
*Achumawi color words
*Achumawi food words
*Achumawi number words

Additional Resources

   Annikadel: The History of the Universe (Amazon affiliate link)
   Achumawi culture
   California reservations
   Indian dictionary

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