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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Dogrib Words

Welcome to our Dogrib vocabulary page! Dogrib is an Alaskan Athabaskan language, related to other languages like Tanaina and Gwich'in. We have included twenty basic Dogrib words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. You can find more Dogrib Indian words in our online picture glossaries. If you'd like to know an Dogrib word that is not in these wordlists, you can take part in our American Indian translation fundraiser, consult an Indian language dictionary, or visit our main Dogrib language site for more free resources.

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Dogrib Word Set

English (Français) Dogrib words
one (un) iłè
two (deux) nàke
three (trois) tai
four (quatre)
five (cinq) sįlai
man (homme) done
woman (femme) ts'èko
dog (chien) tłį
sun (soleil) saa
moon (lune) adzęzah
water (eau) tuu
white (blanc) degoo
red (rouge) dek'o
black (noir) t'èè
yellow (jaune) dekwo

Click here to see Dogrib vocabulary words compared to words in related Athabaskan languages: Athabascan Indian Words

Dogrib Picture Dictionaries

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

*Dogrib animal words

Additional Resources

   Walking the Land, Feeding the Fire
   Alaska Native languages
   American Indian names



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