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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Cheyenne Words

Welcome to our Cheyenne vocabulary page! Cheyenne is an Algonquian language, related to other languages like Blackfoot and Ojibwa. Blackfoot and Arapaho. We have included twenty basic Cheyenne words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. You can find more Cheyenne Indian 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 Cheyenne language site for more free resources.

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Cheyenne Word Set

(Click here for Cheyenne pronunciation guide)

English (Français) Cheyenne words
One (Un) Na'ėstse
Two (Deux) Néše
Three (Trois) Na'he
Four (Quatre) Neve
Five (Cinq) Nóho
Man (Homme) Hetane
Woman (Femme) Hé'e
Dog (Chien) Hotame or Oeškeso
Sun (Soleil) Éše'he
Moon (Lune) Taa'é-eše'he
Water (Eau) Mahpe
White (Blanc) Vo'kome
Yellow (Jaune) Heove
Red (Rouge) Ma'ė
Black (Noir) Mo'ohta
Eat (Manger) Emese
See (Voir) Evoohta
Hear (Entendre) Enesta
Sing (Chanter) Enemene
Leave (Partir) Enoohta

Click here to see Cheyenne Indian words compared to words in related Algonquian languages: Algonquian Indian Words

Cheyenne Picture Dictionaries

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

*Cheyenne animal words
*Cheyenne body parts
*Cheyenne words for colors

Additional Resources

   Cheyenne people
   Wyoming Native Americans
   Indian dictionaries
   Cheyenne Indian names
   Cheyenne Indian legends
   Great American Plains

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