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Vocabulary Words in Native American Languages: Lenape Delaware
We have included twenty basic words, enough to give you a feeling for each language. All the nouns are singular and all
the verbs are 3rd person singular ("he or she sings") because many Native American languages don't have a separate infinitive ("to sing")
the way English and French do.
You can find a broader selection of Lenape words in our online picture glossaries.
If you would like to know a word that is not included in any of these wordlists, you can take part in our
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Lenape Word Set
(Click here for pronunciation guide)
Click here to see Lenape vocabulary words compared to words in related Algonquian languages :
Algonquian Indian Words
Here are some themed Lenape word lists we have put together and illustrated for language learners. Feel free to print them out for classroom purposes!
Lenape Picture Dictionaries
Lenape animal words
Lenape body parts
Lenape color words
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Native American names
American Indian numbers
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