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Vocabulary Words in Native American Languages: Cahuilla

Welcome to our Cahuilla vocabulary page! Cahuilla is a Uto-Aztecan language, related to other languages like Tongva and Hopi. We have included twenty basic Cahuilla words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. You can find more Cahuilla 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 Native American words fundraiser or visit our main Cahuilla language site for more free resources.

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Cahuilla Word Set

(Click here for Cahuilla pronunciation guide)

English (Français) Cahuilla words
One (Un) Súplli'
Two (Deux) Wíh
Three (Trois) Páh
Four (Quatre) Wíchiw
Five (Cinq) Nemaqwánang
Man (Homme) Náxanish
Woman (Femme) Nícill
Sun (Soleil) Támit
Moon (Lune) Ménill
Water (Eau) Pál

Click here to see Cahuilla vocabulary words compared to words in related Uto-Aztecan languages: Uto-Aztecan Indian Words

Cahuilla Picture Dictionaries

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

*Cahuilla animal words
*Cahuilla body parts
*Cahuilla color words
*Cahuilla number words

Additional Resources

   Cahuilla Indians
   Native Americans of California
   Cahuilla myths
   Native American names



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