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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Karuk Words

Welcome to our Karok vocabulary page! Karok is a Hokan language, related to other languages like Shasta and Achumawi. We have included twenty basic Karok words here, enough to provide a basic comparison with related 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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Karok Word Set

English (Français) Karok words
One (Un) Yitha
Two (Deux) Áxak
Three (Trois) Kuyraak
Four (Quatre) Piith
Five (Cinq) Itrôop
Man (Homme) Ár or Ávans
Woman (Femme) Asiktávaan
Dog (Chien) Čišiih
Sun (Soleil) Kuúsura
Moon (Lune) Kuúsura
Water (Eau) Áas
White (Blanc) Taahkoo
Yellow (Jaune) Kasčíip
Red (Rouge) Áax
Black (Noir) Ixkáram
Eat (Manger) Av
See (Voir) Ápiv
Sing (Chanter) Árihiš

Click here to see Karok vocabulary words compared to words in related Hokan languages: Hokan Indian Words

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