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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Gwich'in Words

Welcome to our Gwich'in vocabulary page! Gwich'in is an Na Dene language, related to Athabaskan languages like Dogrib and Kaska. We have included twenty basic Gwich'in words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. If you would like to know a Gwich'in word that is not currently on our page, you can take part in our Indian translations fundraiser or visit our main Gwich'in language site for more free resources.

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Gwich'in Word Set

English (Français) Gwich'in words
one (un) ihłak
two (deux) neekaii
three (trois) tik
four (quatre) dàang
five (cinq) ihłokwinlì'
man (homme) dinjii
woman (femme) oonjit
dog (chien) łaii
sun (soleil) srii'
moon (lune) oozrii'
water (eau) chuu
white (blanc) dagàii
red (rouge) ch'ik
black (noir) zraii
eat (manger) a'àa
see (voir) gwinah'ii
hear (entendre) yijiitth'ak
sing (chanter) èdlih

Click here to see Gwich'in vocabulary words compared to words in related Athabaskan languages: Athabaskan Indian Words

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   Gwich'in tribe
   Alaska Indian languages
   American Indian language dictionary
   Native Americans names

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