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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Klallam Words

Welcome to our Klallam vocabulary page! Klallam is a Salishan language, related to other languages like Saanich and Lushootseed. We have included twenty basic Klallam words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. If you need to know a Klallam word that is not currently on our page, you can take part in our translation of Native American languages fundraiser or visit our main Klallam language site for more free resources.

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Klallam Word Set

English (Français) Klallam words
One (Un) Nəc'u'
Two (Deux) Čəsə'
Three (Trois) Łixw
Four (Quatre) Ŋús
Five (Cinq) Łq'ášč
Man (Homme) Swəy'qə
Woman (Femme) Słáni
Sun (Soleil) Sqwqwəy'
Moon (Lune) Łqayč'
Water (Eau) Qwú

Click here to see Klallam vocabulary words compared to words in related Salishan languages: Salishan Indian Words

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