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Vocabulary Words in Native American Languages: Carrier Words (Dakelh)

Welcome to our Carrier vocabulary page! Carrier is a Na-Dene language, related to other languages like Beaver and Navajo. We have included twenty basic Carrier words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. If you would like to know a Carrier word that is not currently on our page, you can take part in our First Nations language translation fundraiser or visit our main Carrier language site for more free resources.

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Carrier Word Set

English (Français) Carrier/Dakelh words
One (Un) 'Ilho
Two (Deux) Nanki
Three (Trois) Ta
Four (Quatre) Dunghi
Five (Cinq) Kwulai'
Man (Homme) Dene
Woman (Femme) Ts'ekoo
Dog (Chien) Lhike
Water (Eau) Ta
White (Blanc) Lhyul
Yellow (Jaune) Dultso
Red (Rouge) Dulk'un
Black (Noir) Dulhgus
Eat (Manger) 'U'alh
Sing (Chanter) Ijun
Leave (Partir) Xàya

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

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   Carrier tribe
   Carrier mythology
   First Nations people of British Columbia

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