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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Etchemin Words

Welcome to our Etchemin vocabulary page! Etchemin is a Algonquian language, related to other languages like Maliseet and Mi'kmaq. We have included twenty basic Etchemin 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.

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Etchemin Word Set

The Etchemin language has long been extinct, so these vocabulary words come from 17th-century sources and may well have some errors in them; sadly, there are no native speakers left to verify them.

English (Français) Etchemin words
One (Un) Bechkon
Two (Deux) Nich
Three (Trois) Nach
Four (Quatre) Iau
Five (Cinq) Prenchk
Dog (Chien) Remoose
Sun (Soleil) Kesus
Moon (Lune) Kesus
Water (Eau) Shamogoon

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

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   American Indian language dictionary
   American Indian name meaning



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