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Native American Vocabulary: Alsea Words

Welcome to our Alsea vocabulary page! Alsea is a Penutian language, related to other languages like Siuslaw and Coos. We have included twenty basic Alsea words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. You can find more Alsea Indian words in our online picture glossaries. If you need to know an Alsea word that is not currently on our page, you can take part in our Native American words fundraiser or visit our main Alsea language site for more free resources.

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Alsea Word Set

(Click here for Alsea pronunciation guide)

English (Français) Alsea words
One (Un) am'
Two (Deux) iłky
Three (Trois) psinł
Four (Quatre) tsũ:nk'tsut
Five (Cinq) su:t'a:'st
Man (Homme) q'a:lt
Woman (Femme) mukwa'sli
Sun (Soleil) pi:tsk'um
Water (Eau) kyilu:

Click here to see Alsea vocabulary words compared to words in related Penutian languages: Penutian Indian Words

Alsea Picture Dictionaries

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

*Alsea number words

Additional Resources

   The People Are Dancing Again
   Alsea Indians
   Tribes of Oregon
   Native dictionary
   Native names
   Oregon Penutian languages

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