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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Kaska Words

Welcome to our Kaska vocabulary page! Kaska is an Alaskan Athabaskan language, related to other languages like Tanaina and Gwich'in. We have included twenty basic Kaska words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. You can find more Kaska Indian words in our online picture glossaries. If you'd like to know an Kaska word that is not in these wordlists, you can take part in our Indian translation fundraiser, consult an American Indian language dictionary, or visit our main Kaska language site for more free resources.

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Kaska Word Set

English (Français) Kaska words
one (un) ełige'
two (deux) łigedet'e
three (trois) tadet'e
four (quatre) łen'ta
five (cinq) łola
man (homme) dene
woman (femme) gedeni
dog (chien) tlį
sun (soleil) sa
moon (lune) sa
water (eau) tu'
white (blanc) dek'ale
red (rouge) det'ele
black (noir) denest'ędze
yellow (jaune) denats'ihe

Click here to see Kaska vocabulary words compared to words in related Athapascan languages: Athapascan Words

Kaska Picture Dictionaries

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

*Kaska animal words

Additional Resources

   Kaska texts
   Kaska
   Alaska languages
   Native Indian names



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