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Native American Vocabulary: Arikara (Sanish) Words

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

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Arikara Word Set

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English (Français) Arikara words
One (Un) Áxku
Two (Deux) Pítkux
Three (Trois) Táwit'
Four (Quatre) Čiití'iš
Five (Cinq) Šíhux
Man (Homme) Wiíta
Woman (Femme) Sápat
Dog (Chien) Xaátš
Sun (Soleil) Šakuúnu
Moon (Lune) Páh
Water (Eau) Tstoóxu'
White (Blanc) Čiišawataan
Yellow (Jaune) Raanustahkataan
Red (Rouge) Čirahpahaat
Black (Noir) Katiit
Eat (Manger) An
See (Voir) Eerik
Hear (Entendre) Atka'u
Sing (Chanter) Raana'u
Leave (Partir) Iiwitk

Click here to see Arikara vocabulary words compared to words in related Caddoan languages: Caddoan Indian Words

Arikara Picture Dictionary Pages

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

*Arikara animal words
*Arikara body parts
*Arikara color words
*Arikara number words

Additional Resources

   Traditional Narratives of the Arikara Indians (Amazon affiliate link)
   Arikara history
   Arikara Native Americans
   North Dakota Native Americans



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