Vocabulary Words in Native American Languages: Keres
We have included ten basic words, enough to give you a feeling for each language. All the nouns are singular and all
the verbs are 3rd person singular ("he or she sings") because many Native American languages don't have a separate infinitive ("to sing")
the way English and French do.
If you need to know a Keres word that is not currently on our page, you can visit our main
Keres language site for more free resources.
Thanks for your interest in Native American languages!
Keresan Word Sets
Not all Pueblo people agree on whether Keres should be a written language or not. See
this page for an interesting
discussion of this topic by a Keres speaker. On our page, we have only included vocabulary words
from Keres-speaking pueblos who are teaching their language as a written language in tribal schools