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Welcome to our Gros Ventre vocabulary page! Gros Ventre is an Algonquian language, related to other languages like Cheyenne and Arapaho. We have included twenty basic Gros Ventre 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.
|English (Français)||Gros Ventre words|
|One (Un)||Čee3iy (men's speech) or Kyee3iy (women's speech)|
|Water (Eau)||Neč (men's speech) or Nek (women's)|
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