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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Cree Words

           Welcome to our Cree vocabulary page! Cree is an Algonquian language, related to other languages like Ojibwe and Lenape. We have included twenty basic Cree words here, enough to provide a simple comparison with related American Indian languages. All the nouns are singular and all the verbs are 3rd person singular ("he or she sings") because many indigenous languages don't have a separate infinitive ("to sing") the way English and French do.

You can find a broader selection of Cree Indian words in our online picture glossaries. If you would like to know a word that is not included in any of these wordlists, you can take part in our Indian translations fundraiser or visit our main Cree language site for more free resources.

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Cree Word Set

(Click here for Cree pronunciation guide)

English (Franais) Cree Words
One (Un) Peyak
Two (Deux) Nso
Three (Trois) Nisto
Four (Quatre) Newo
Five (Cinq) Nynan
Man (Homme) Napew
Woman (Femme) Iskwew
Dog (Chien) Atim
Sun (Soleil) Psim
Moon (Lune) Tipiskw psim
Water (Eau) Npy
White (Blanc) Wpiskw
Yellow (Jaune) Osww
Red (Rouge) Mihkww
Black (Noir) Kaskiteww
Eat (Manger) Michisiw
See (Voir) Wpiw
Hear (Entendre) Pehtam
Sing (Chanter) Nikamew
Leave (Partir) Nakatew

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

Cree Picture Dictionaries

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

*Cree animal words
*Cree body parts
*Cree words for colors
*Cree number words

Additional Resources

   Saskatchewan First Nations
   Indian dictionaries
   Native American Indian names
   Indian numerals
   Algonquian family



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