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Welcome to our Cowlitz vocabulary page! Cowlitz is a Salish language, related to other languages like Chehalis and Saanich. We have included twenty basic Cowlitz words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. If you need to know a Cowlitz word that is not currently on our page, you can take part in our Native American words fundraiser or visit our main Cowlitz language site for more free resources.

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Cowlitz Word Set

English (Français) Cowlitz words
One (Un) Utsus
Two (Deux) Salli
Three (Trois) Kałi
Four (Quatre) Mus
Five (Cinq) Tsilats
Man (Homme) Siłimx
Woman (Femme) Kuwił
Dog (Chien) Kaxa
Sun (Soleil) Łuqał
Moon (Lune) Łuqał
Water (Eau) Kal'l

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

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