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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Haida Words

Welcome to our Haida vocabulary page! Haida is a Northwest Coast Native language which is not closely related to any other language, but many linguists consider it a distant relative of Athabaskan languages like Gwich'in and Dene. We have included twenty basic Haida words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. You can find more Haida words in our online picture glossaries. If you'd like to know a word that is not in these wordlists, you can take part in our American Indian translations fundraiser or visit our main Haida language site for more free resources.

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Haida Word Set

English (Français) Haida words
One (Un) Sgwáansang
Two (Deux) Sdáng
Three (Trois) Hlgúnahl
Four (Quatre) Stánsang
Five (Cinq) Tléihl
Man (Homme) Íihlangaa
Woman (Femme) Jáadaa
Dog (Chien) Xa
Sun (Soleil) Juuyáay
Moon (Lune) Kúng
Water (Eau) Gántl
White (Blanc) Gadáang
Red (Rouge) Sgíidang
Black (Noir) Hlgahls
Yellow (Jaune) Kuntlutl
Mother (Mère) Aw
Father (Père) Xung
House (Maison) Na
Eat (Manger) Táagang
Sing (Chanter) K'ajúugang

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

Haida Picture Dictionaries

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

*Haida animal words
*Haida body parts
*Haida color words

Additional Resources

   Alaska Indians
   Native American language dictionaries
   Native American names
   Na Dene languages



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