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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Hupa (Hoopa) Words

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

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Hupa Word Set

English (Français) Hupa words
One (Un) La'
Two (Deux) Nahx
Three (Trois) Taaq
Four (Quatre) Dink
Five (Cinq) Chwoola'
Man (Homme) Den or Xhosdai
Woman (Femme) Aat
Dog (Chien) Ling
Sun (Soleil) Wha
Moon (Lune) Xhatlewha
Water (Eau) To
White (Blanc) Liqay
Yellow (Jaune) Litsow
Red (Rouge) Tselnewan
Black (Noir) Liwhin
Eat (Manger) Tang
See (Voir) 'Ing
Sing (Chanter) Tiw
Leave (Partir) Yaawhya

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

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