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Vocabulary Words in Native American Languages: Dakota Sioux
We have included twenty basic words, enough to give you a feeling for each language. All the nouns are singular and all
the verbs are 3rd person singular ("he or she sings") because many Native American languages don't have a separate infinitive ("to sing")
the way English and French do.
You can find a broader selection of Dakota 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
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dictionary, or visit our main
Dakota language site for more free resources.
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Dakota Word Set
(Click here for pronunciation guide)
Click here to see Dakota vocabulary words compared to words in the Lakota dialect :
Sioux Indian Words
Click here to see Dakota vocabulary words compared to words in related Siouan languages :
Siouan Indian Words
Here are some themed Dakota word lists we have put together and illustrated for language learners. Feel free to print them out for classroom purposes!
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