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Native American Vocabulary: Atakapa Words

Welcome to our Atakapa vocabulary page! Atakapa is a Tunican language, considered by many linguists a distant relative of other Gulf languages like Tunica and Natchez. We have included twenty basic Atakapa words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. You can find more Atakapa Indian words in our online picture glossaries. If you'd like to know an Atakapa word that is not in these wordlists, you can take part in our Indian translation fundraiser, consult an Indian language dictionary, or visit our main Atakapa language site for more free resources.

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Atakapa Word Set

(Click here for Atakapa pronunciation guide)

English (Français) Atakapa words
One (Un) Hannik
Two (Deux) Hapal
Three (Trois) Lat
Four (Quatre) Imatol
Five (Cinq) Nit
Man (Homme) Icak
Woman (Femme) Kic
Dog (Chien) Cul
Sun (Soleil) Lak
Moon (Lune) Itiyilc
Water (Eau) Kakau

Click here to see Atakapa vocabulary words compared to words in related Gulf languages: Gulf Indian Words

Atakapa Picture Dictionaries

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

*Atakapa animal words
*Atakapa body parts
*Atakapa color words
*Atakapa number words

Additional Resources

   Historic Indian Tribes of Louisiana
   Atakapa
   Tribes in Louisiana
   Southeast culture area
   American Indian dictionary
   Native names



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