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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Cayuga Words

Welcome to our Cayuga vocabulary page! Cayuga is a Iroquoian language, related to other languages like Mohawk and Seneca. We have included twenty basic Cayuga words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. You can find more Cayuga 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 Cayuga language site for more free resources.

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Cayuga Word Set

(Click here for Cayuga pronunciation guide)

English (Français) Cayuga words
One (Un) Sga:t
Two (Deux) Dekni:
Three (Trois) Ahsę
Four (Quatre) Gei:
Five (Cinq) Hwihs
Man (Homme) H:gweh
Woman (Femme) Ag:gweh
Dog (Chien) So:wa:s
Sun (Soleil) Ga:gwa:'
Moon (Lune) Ęni'da:'
Water (Eau) Ohneganohs
White (Blanc) Gę'gę: or Hny'
Yellow (Jaune) Oji:tgwa:'
Red (Rouge) Otgwęj'ia:'
Black (Noir) Swę'd'aę'

Click here to see Cayuga vocabulary words compared to words in related Iroquoian languages: Iroquoian Indian Words

Cayuga Picture Dictionaries

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

*Cayuga animal words
*Cayuga color words
*Cayuga number words

Additional Resources

   Cayuga culture
   Iroquois nations
   Iroquois Indian mythology
   New York Indian tribes map

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