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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Catawba Words

Welcome to our Catawba vocabulary page! Catawba is a Siouan language, related to other languages like Dakota and Crow. We have included twenty basic Catawba words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. You can find more Catawba 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 Indian translations fundraiser or visit our main Catawba language site for more free resources.

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Catawba Word Set

English (Français) Catawba words
One (Un) Ndəpen
Two (Deux) Nanprə
Three (Trois) Namənda
Four (Quatre) Parpə
Five (Cinq) Paktə
Man (Homme) Inyen
Woman (Femme) Inya
Dog (Chien) Tansi
Sun (Soleil) Nunti
Moon (Lune) Wicawa nunti
Water (Eau) Yanhi

Click here to see vocabulary words in related Siouan languages: Siouan Indian Words

Catawba Picture Dictionaries

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

*Catawba animal words
*Catawba body parts

Additional Resources

   South Carolina tribes
   Native American-English dictionary
   Native Americans names
   Siouan language group



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