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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Alabama Words

Welcome to our Alabama vocabulary page! Alabama is a Muskogean language, related to other languages like Choctaw and Creek. We have included twenty basic Alabama words here, enough to provide a basic comparison with related American Indian languages. All the nouns are singular and all the verbs are 3rd person singular ("he or she sings") because many indigenous languages don't have a separate infinitive ("to sing") the way English and French do.

You can find a broader selection of Alabama Indian words in our online picture glossaries. If you would like to know an Alabama word that is not included in any of these wordlists, you can take part in our Indian translations fundraiser, consult a Nativ American language dictionary, or visit our main Alabama language site for more free resources.

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Alabama Word Set

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English (Français) Alabama words
One (Un) Cháffàaka
Two (Deux) Tòklo
Three (Trois) Tótchìina
Four (Quatre) Óstàaka
Five (Cinq) Táłłàapi
Man (Homme) Naani
Woman (Femme) Tayyi
Dog (Chien) Ifa
Sun (Soleil) Hasi
Moon (Lune) Niłahasi
Water (Eau) Oki
White (Blanc) Hatka
Yellow (Jaune) Laana
Red (Rouge) Homma
Black (Noir) Locha
Eat (Manger) Ipa
See (Voir) Hicha
Hear (Entendre) Háalo
Sing (Chanter) Talwa
Leave (Partir) Nakaała or Faayahli

Click here to see Alabama vocabulary words compared to words in related Muskogean languages: Muskogean Indian Words

Alabama Picture Dictionaries

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

*Alabama animal words
*Alabama body parts
*Alabama color words
*Alabama number words

Additional Resources

   Alabama Native languages
   Native dictionary
   Native names
   Muskogean tribes



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