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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Bidai Words

Welcome to our Bidai vocabulary page! Bidai is an ancient language of Texas. Few records remain of the language, though some people believe it may have been related to Gulf languages like Atakapa. We have included twenty basic Bidai words here, enough to provide a simple comparison with related American Indian languages. All the nouns are singular and all the verbs are 3rd person singular ("he or she sings") because many indigenous languages don't have a separate infinitive ("to sing") the way English and French do.

If you need to know a Bidai word that is not currently on our page, you can take part in our American Indian words fundraiser or visit our main Bidai language site for more free resources.

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Bidai Word Set

To the best of our knowledge, these are the only known words to have been recorded from Bidai.

English/Français/Español Bidai words
One/Un/Uno Namah
Two/Deux/Dos Nahonde
Three/Trois/Tres Naheestah
Four/Quatre/Cuatro Nashirimah
Five/Cinq/Cinco Nahot nahonde
Six/Six/Seis Nashees nahonde
Boy/Garçon/Muchacho Púskus
Corn/Maïs/Maíz Tándshai

Additional Resources

   Gulf Coast Native American language
   Texas Indians
   Online American Indian dictionary
   American Native names



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