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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Kootenai (Ktunaxa) Words

Welcome to our Kootenai vocabulary page! Kootenai is anindigenous language of Montana and Idaho, not known to be related to any other living language. We have included twenty basic Kootenai words here, to compare with other American Indian languages. If you need to know a Kootenai word that is not currently on our page, you can take part in our American Indian words fundraiser or visit our main Kootenai language site for more free resources.

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Kootenai Word Set

English (Français) Kootenai words
One (Un) Óke
Two (Deux) As
Three (Trois) Káhlssa
Four (Quatre) Hátsa
Five (Cinq) Yíku
Man (Homme) Titkat
Woman (Femme) Páhlki
Dog (Chien) Hálchin
Sun (Soleil) Natánik
Moon (Lune) Natánik
Water (Eau) Wóo

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   Kootenai myths
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