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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Ahtna Words

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

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Ahtna Word Set

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English (Français) Ahtna words
one (un) ts'ełk'ey
two (deux) nadaeggi
three (trois) taaggi
four (quatre) denc'ii
five (cinq) 'ałts'eni
man (homme) ciił
woman (femme) ts'akae
dog (chien) łic'ae
sun (soleil) saa
moon (lune) baldzaey
water (eau) tuu
white (blanc) lggeyi
red (rouge) lt'eli
black (noir) lt'uudzi
yellow (jaune) ltsooy
eat (manger) c'eyaan

Click here to see Ahtna vocabulary words compared to words in related Athabaskan languages: Athabascan Indian Words

Ahtna Picture Dictionaries

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

*Ahtna animal words
*Ahtna body parts
*Ahtna color words
*Ahtna number words

Additional Resources

   Ahtna Dictionary (Amazon affiliate link)
   Ahtna culture
   Alaska languages
   Indian dictionary
   Alaskan Indian names

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