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Native American Vocabulary: Assiniboine (Nakota) Words

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

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Assiniboine Word Set

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English (Français) Assiniboine words
One (Un) Wąži
Two (Deux) Nųba
Three (Trois) Yamni
Four (Quatre) Doba
Five (Cinq) Zaptą
Man (Homme) Wįca
Woman (Femme) Wįyą
Sun (Soleil) Wi
Moon (Lune) Hąwi
Water (Eau) Mini

Click here to see Assiniboine vocabulary words compared to words in related Siouan languages: Siouan Indian Words

Assiniboine Picture Dictionaries

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

*Assiniboine animal words
*Assiniboine body parts
*Assiniboine color words
*Assiniboine number words

Additional Resources

   Land of Nakoda
   Assiniboine culture
   Assiniboine pronunciation
   North Dakota Indians
   American Indian dictionary
   Native American names
   Siouan family

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