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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Columbia-Wenatchi Words

Welcome to our Columbia-Wenatchi vocabulary page! Columbia and Wenatchi are two dialects of a Salishan language, related to other languages like Flathead and Shuswap. We have included twenty basic Columbia and Wenatchi words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. If you need to know a Salish word that is not currently on our page, you can take part in our Native American words fundraiser or visit our main Columbia-Wenatchi language site for more free resources.

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Columbia-Wenatchi Word Set

English (Français) Sinkiuse words Wenatchi words
One (Un) Naks Naks
Two (Deux) Tuka'us Tko'is
Three (Trois) Kałas Tkałas
Four (Quatre) Mošus Musus
Five (Cinq) Čilikst Tsilikst
Man (Homme) Skaltumiox Skaltumiax
Woman (Femme) Šimmu'am Sma'am
Sun (Soleil) Košum Kosum
Moon (Lune) Šoka'um Suka'am
Water (Eau) Šawoliq Sa'ułq

Click here to see Columbian vocabulary words compared to words in related Salishan languages: Salishan Indian Words

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