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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Haisla Words

Welcome to our Haisla vocabulary page! Haisla is a Wakashan language, related to other languages like Makah and Bella Bella. We have included twenty basic Haisla words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. If you would like to know a Haisla word that is not currently on our page, you can take part in our American Indian translations fundraiser or visit our main Haisla language site for more free resources.

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Haisla Word Set

English (Français) Haisla words
One (Un) N'aukw
Two (Deux) Màlaukw
Three (Trois) Yudùkw
Four (Quatre) Muukw
Five (Cinq) Sk'aukw
Man (Homme) Wìsəm
Woman (Femme) Ğənəm
Dog (Chien) W'às
Sun (Soleil) N'aqwəla
Moon (Lune)
Water (Eau) W'ap
White (Blanc) Mùqwa
Yellow (Jeune) Tìҳsdu
Red (Rouge) Ł'àqwa
Black (Noir) C'ùłəla
Eat (Manger) Həmsa
See (Voir) Dùqwəla
Sing (Chanter) Həna
Leave (Partir) Bua

Click here to see Haisla vocabulary words compared to words in related Wakashan languages: Wakashan Indian Words

Additional Resources

   British Columbia Native languages
   American Indian language dictionary
   Native American names
   Wakashan



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