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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Karankawa Words

Welcome to our Karankawa vocabulary page! Karankawa is an extinct language of Texas, not known to be related to any other living language. We have included twenty basic Karankawa words here, enough to provide a basic comparison with other American Indian languages. All the nouns are singular and all the verbs are 3rd person singular ("he or she sings") because many indigenous languages don't have a separate infinitive ("to sing") the way English and French do.

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Karankawa Word Set

English (Français) Karankawa words
One (Un) Eshe
Two (Deux) Haíkia
Three (Trois) Kaxáyi
Man (Homme) Saylá
Woman (Femme) Calí
Dog (Chien) Qüeshe
Sun (Soleil) Clon or Doowal
Moon (Lune) Tayk or Auil
Water (Eau) Clé or Komkom

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