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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Adai Words

Welcome to our Adai vocabulary page! Adai has not been spoken since the early 1800's, but some people believe it was related to the Caddoan languages like Caddo and Pawnee. We have included twenty basic Adai words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. You can find more Adai Indian words in our online picture glossaries. If you'd like to know an Adai word that is not currently on our site, you can take part in our Native translations fundraiser or visit our main Adai language site for more free resources.

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Adai Word Set

The Adai language has not been spoken natively for centuries, so these vocabulary words come from an 1804 wordlist and their pronunciation is uncertain.

English (Français) Adai words
One (Un) Nancas
Two (Deux) Nass
Three (Trois) Colle
Four (Quatre) Tacache
Five (Cinq) Seppacan
Man (Homme) Haasing
Woman (Femme) Quaechuke
Moon (Lune) Nachavat
Water (Eau) Holcat

Click here to see the same vocabulary words in the Caddoan languages, which some people believe Adai was distantly related to: Caddoan Indian Words

Adai Picture Dictionaries

Here are some themed Adai word lists we have put together and illustrated for language learners.

*Adai number words

Additional Resources

   Louisiana Native Americans
   Indian dictionary
   Indian names

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