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Welcome to our Lenape vocabulary page! Lenape, also known as Delaware, is an Algonquian language, related to other languages like Shawnee and Ojibwe. We have included twenty basic Lenape words here, enough to provide a basic comparison with related American Indian languages. All the nouns are singular and all the verbs are 3rd person singular ("he or she sings") because many indigenous languages don't have a separate infinitive ("to sing") the way English and French do.
|English (Franēais)||Lenape words|
|Dog (Chien)||Alėm or Mwekane|
|Moon (Lune)||Kiux or Nipahėm|
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