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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Kickapoo Words

Welcome to our Kickapoo vocabulary page! Kickapoo is an Algonquian language, related to other languages like Meskwaki and Delaware. We have included twenty basic Kickapoo words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. You can find more Kickapoo words in our online picture glossaries. If you'd like to know a word that is not in these wordlists, you can take part in our American Indian translations fundraiser or visit our main Kickapoo language site for more free resources.

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Kickapoo Word Set

(Click here for Kickapoo pronunciation guide)

English (Français) Kickapoo words
One (Un) Nekoti
Two (Deux) Niiswi
Three (Trois) Neθwi
Four (Quatre) Niewi
Five (Cinq) Niananwi
Man (Homme) Inenia
Woman (Femme) Ihkweea
Dog (Chien) Anemwa
Sun (Soleil) Kiiseθwa
Moon (Lune) Tepehkiiha
Water (Eau) Nepi
White (Blanc) Waapesk
Yellow (Jaune) Oθaa
Red (Rouge) Meskwaa
Black (Noir) Mahkateaa
Eat (Manger) Iiθeniwa
See (Voir) Aapatamwa or Neemwa
Hear (Entendre) Ehtamwa
Sing (Chanter) Nakamoa
Leave (Partir) Nakatamwa or Weacia

Click here to see Kickapoo vocabulary words compared to words in related Algonquian languages: Algonquian Indian Words

Kickapoo Picture Dictionaries

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

*Kickapoo animal words
*Kickapoo body parts
*Kickapoo color words

Additional Resources

   Kickapoo tribe
   Michigan Indian languages
   Indian dictionaries
   American Indian numbers
   East Woodlands Native Americans

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