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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Caddo Words

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

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Caddo Word Set

(Click here for Caddo pronunciation guide)

English (Français) Caddo words
One (Un) Wísts'i'
Two (Deux) Bít
Three (Trois) Daháw'
Four (Quatre) Hiwi'
Five (Cinq) Díssikían
Man (Homme) Shúuwi'
Woman (Femme) Náttih
Dog (Chien) Dìitsi'
Sun (Soleil) Saku
Moon (Lune) Niish
Water (Eau) Kuukuh
White (Blanc) Hakáayu'
Yellow (Jaune) Hak'aykuh
Red (Rouge) Hahtinu'
Black (Noir) Hadiku'
Eat (Manger) Yáasa'
See (Voir) Báwsa'
Hear (Entendre) Wkibáwsa'
Sing (Chanter) Nayáwsa'

Click here to see Caddo vocabulary words compared to words in related Caddoan languages: Caddoan Indian Words

Caddo Picture Dictionaries

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

*Caddo animal words
*Caddo body parts
*Caddo color words
*Caddo number words

Additional Resources

   Indians in Arkansas
   Caddo Indian names
   Caddo spirits

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