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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Kansa (Kaw) Words

Welcome to our Kansa vocabulary page! Kansa, also known as Kaw, is a Siouan language, related to other languages like Omaha-Ponca and Ho-Chunk. We have included twenty basic Kansa words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. If you need to know a Kansa word that is not currently on our page, you can take part in our Native American translations fundraiser or visit our main Kansa language site for more free resources.

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Kansa Word Set

English (Français) Kansa words
One (Un) nxci
Two (Deux) Non
Three (Trois) Yáblin
Four (Quatre) Tóba
Five (Cinq) Sátan
Man (Homme) Níka
Woman (Femme) Wak'ó
Sun (Soleil) Min
Moon (Lune) Min
Water (Eau) Ni

Click here to see Kansa vocabulary words compared to words in related Siouan languages: Siouan Indian Words

Kansa Picture Dictionaries

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

*Kansa animal words
*Kansa color words
*Kansa body parts
*Kansa number words

Additional Resources

   Kansas Native Americans
   Indian dictionary
   Native American names
   Central Plains Native Americans

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