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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Kitsai Words

Kitsai has not been spoken since the early 1900's and few records of the language remain; however, the language was clearly most closely related to Pawnee and Wichita. Here are a few words in these three languages.

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Kitsai and Caddoan Word Set

English Kitsai Pawnee Wichita
Man Wí:ta Piíta We'its
Woman Tsakwákt Tsápaat Kahika
White Kaxtsnu Taka' Kuts
Red Kwahtnu Pahaat Kwats
Corn Kotay Reéksu' Tais
Sweet potato 'Ihts Íc Its
Wind Ho'tonu Uutuúru Noat
Grass A'tsi'u Iíru Hants
Coyote 'Taxko Ckírihki Kitaks
Bear Wari:ni Kuúruks Wira

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