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Native American Vocabulary: Blackfoot Words

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

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Blackfoot Word Set

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English (Français) Blackfoot words
One (Un) Ni't
Two (Deux) Náátsi
Three (Trois) Nioókska
Four (Quatre) Niisó
Five (Cinq) Niisito
Man (Homme) Nínaa(wa)
Woman (Femme) Aakíí(wa)
Dog (Chien) Imitáá(wa)
Sun (Soleil) Ki'sómma
Moon (Lune) Ko'komíki'somma
Water (Eau) Aohkíí(yi)
White (Blanc) Áápi or Ksikk
Yellow (Jaune) Otahko
Red (Rouge) Máóhk
Black (Noir) Sik
Eat (Manger) Áóoyiwa
See (Voir) Ainima
Hear (Entendre) Ayoohtsiwa
Sing (Chanter) Ainihkiwa
Leave (Partir) Asaksiwa

Click here to see Blackfoot Indian words compared to words in related Algonquian languages: Algonquian Indian Words

Blackfoot Picture Dictionaries

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

*Blackfoot animal words
*Blackfoot body parts
*Blackfoot color words
*Blackfoot number words

Additional Resources

   Blackfoot Ways of Knowing (Amazon affiliate link)
   Blackfoot Indian tribe
   Blackfoot names
   Montana Indian tribes
   American Indian dictionariy site
   Plains tribes culture

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