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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Kumiai Words

Welcome to our Kumeyaay vocabulary page! Kumeyaay, also known as Kumiai or Diegueno, is a Yuman language, related to other languages like Cocopah and Mojave. We have included twenty basic Kumeyaay words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. If you would like to know a Kumiai word that is not currently on our page, you can take part in our Indian words fundraiser or visit our main Kumiai language site for more free resources.

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Kumiai Word Set

English (Français) Kumiai words
One (Un) Chin
Two (Deux) Huak
Three (Trois) Hamok
Four (Quatre) Chepap
Five (Cinq) Sarap
Man (Homme) Ikuch
Woman (Femme) Sinya
Dog (Chien) Hut
Sun (Soleil) Enya
Moon (Lune) Hallai
Water (Eau) Ha
White (Blanc) Nimchuk
Yellow (Jaune) Kwakwak
Red (Rouge) Xwal
Black (Noir) Kwinyiil
Eat (Manger) Wesaw
See (Voir) Omges
Hear (Entendre) Weyip
Sing (Chanter) Cheyu
Leave (Partir) Amak

Click here to see Kumiai vocabulary words compared to words in related Hokan languages: Hokan Indian Words

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