Vocabulary Words in Native American Languages: Lumbee Croatan
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.
Thanks for your interest in Native American languages!
Lumbee Croatan Word Set
The ancestors of the present-day Lumbee people spoke several different languages, including Cheraw (Carolina Siouan), Croatan (Carolina Algonquian),
Tuscarora, Catawba, and
other Siouan and Iroquoian languages little is known about today. None of these languages are still spoken within the Lumbee tribe today.
This wordlist comes from the Croatan/Algonquian language. Cheraw, unfortunately, is too unattested even to put together a wordlist.