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Native American Vocabulary: Arapaho Words

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

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Arapaho Word Set

(Click here for Arapaho pronunciation guide)

English (Français) Arapaho words
One (Un) Ceesey
Two (Deux) Niis
Three (Trois) Neeso
Four (Quatre) Yein
Five (Cinq) Yoo3on
Man (Homme) Hinen
Woman (Femme) Hisei
Dog (Chien) He3
Sun (Soleil) Hiisiis
Moon (Lune) Biikousiis
Water (Eau) Nec
White (Blanc) Nonoocoo'
Yellow (Jaune) Niihooyoo'
Red (Rouge) Bee'ee'
Black (Noir) Wo'oteeyoo'
Eat (Manger) Bii3ih
See (Voir) Nonoohooto'
Hear (Entendre) Neniitonoot
Sing (Chanter) Niibeiinoo
Leave (Partir) Nonoo3oot

Click here to see Arapaho words compared to words in related Algonquian languages: Algonquian Indian Words

Arapaho Picture Dictionaries

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

*Arapaho animal words
*Arapaho words for colors

Additional Resources

   Tell Me, Grandmother: Traditions of the Arapaho People (Amazon affiliate link)
   Arapaho Indians
   Arapaho symbols
   Colorado tribes
   Plains Indian languages

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