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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Chitimacha Words

Welcome to our Chitimacha vocabulary page! Chitmacha is a Tunican language, related to other Gulf languages like Natchez and Atakapa. We have included twenty basic Chitimacha words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. You can find more Chitimacha 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 Chitimacha language site for more free resources.

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Chitimacha Word Set

English (Français) Chitimacha words
One (Un) Unku
Two (Deux) Upa
Three (Trois) Kahitie
Four (Quatre) Meca
Five (Cinq) Hussa
Man (Homme) Asi or Panš
Woman (Femme) Kitca
Dog (Chien) Waxni or Kiš
Sun (Soleil) Tcaa
Water (Eau) Ku

Click here to see Chitimacha vocabulary words compared to words in related Gulf languages: Gulf Indian Words

Chitimacha Picture Dictionaries

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

*Chitimacha animal words

Additional Resources

   Louisiana native tribes
   Indian dictionary
   Native American horse names
   Gulf Coast language



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