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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Halkomelem Words

Welcome to our Halkomelem vocabulary page! Halkomelem is a Coast Salish language, related to other Northwestern languages like Lummi and Puyallup. We have included twenty basic Halkomelem words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. If you need to know a Halkomelem word that is not currently on our page, you can take part in our translation of Native American languages fundraiser or visit our main Halkomelem language site for more free resources.

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Halkomelem Word Set

English (Français) Cowichan words
One (Un) Nutsa
Two (Deux) Yisella
Three (Trois) Łi'xw
Four (Quatre) Xa'asun
Five (Cinq) Łkatsis
Man (Homme) Sweke
Woman (Femme) Slenni
Sun (Soleil) Sumshasat
Moon (Lune) Ł'qalts
Water (Eau) Ka

Click here to see Halkomelem vocabulary words compared to words in related Salishan languages: Salishan Indian Words

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