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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Kato (Cahto) Words

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

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Kato Word Set

English (Français) Kato words
One (Un) Lhaa'haa'
Two (Deux) Naakaa'
Three (Trois) Taak'
Four (Quatre) Naakaa'naakaa'
Five (Cinq) Laa'saanii
Man (Homme) Din
Woman (Femme) Tc'eek
Dog (Chien) Naalhghii
Sun (Soleil) Shaa
Moon (Lune) Naaghai
Water (Eau) Too
White (Blanc) Lhgai
Yellow (Jaune) Lhtciik
Red (Rouge) Lhtciik
Black (Noir) Lhshin
Eat (Manger) Ch'oyaan
See (Voir) Isaan
Hear (Entendre) Ts'eegh
Sing (Chanter) Lee'

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

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