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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Chimariko Words

Welcome to our Chimariko vocabulary page! Chimariko is a California Indian language. It is not very closely related to any other living language, but some linguists group it as a Hokan language, distantly related to other languages like Pomo and Karok. We have included twenty basic Chimariko words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. If you would like to know a Chimariko word that is not currently on our page, you can take part in our American Indian translation fundraiser or visit our main Chimariko language site for more free resources.

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Chimariko Word Set

English (Français) Chimariko words
One (Un) pun
Two (Deux) xoku
Three (Trois) xodai
Four (Quatre) qūigu
Five (Cinq) tsānehe
Man (Homme) itri
Woman (Femme) puntsar
Dog (Chien) sitcela
Sun (Soleil) alla
Moon (Lune) hīmenălla
Water (Eau) āqa

Click here to see Chimariko vocabulary words compared to words in related Hokan languages: Hokan Indian Words

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