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Native American Vocabulary: Babine Words

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

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Babine Word Set

(Click here for Babine pronunciation guide)

English (Français) Babine words
one (un) lhk'iy
two (deux) nek
three (trois) tak'iy
four (quatre) deenc'iy
five (cinq) kwile'
man (homme) dinee
woman (femme) ts'ake
dog (chien) lhic
sun (soleil) sa
water (eau) to
fire (feu) kwin
stone (pierre) tse
white (blanc) lhiyil
red (rouge) dilk'in
black (noir) dilhgis
yellow (jaune) diltl'its

Click here to see Babine vocabulary words compared to words in related Athabaskan languages: Athabascan Indian Words

Babine Picture Dictionaries

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

*Babine animal words
*Babine color words
*Babine number words

Additional Resources

   Witsuwit'en Grammar (Amazon affiliate link)
   British Columbia First Nations
   Lake Babine Nation
   Native American language dictionary

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