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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Lushootseed Words (Puget Sound Salish)

Welcome to our Lushootseed vocabulary page! Lushootseed, also known as Puget Sound Salish, is a Salishan language, related to other languages like Samish and Flathead Salish. We have included twenty basic Lushootseed words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. If you need to know a Salish word that is not currently on our page, you can take part in our translation of Native American languages fundraiser or visit our main Lushootseed Salish language site for more free resources.

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Lushootseed Word Set

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English (Français) Lushootseed Salish words
one (un) dəč'uʔ
two (deux) saliʔ
three (trois) łixw
four (quatre) buus
five (cinq) cəlac
man (homme) stubš
woman (femme) sładəyʔ
dog (chien) sqwəbayʔ
sun (soleil) łukw
moon (lune) słukwalb
water (eau) qw
fire (feu) hud
stone (pierre) č'ƛ'aʔ
mother (mère) sk'wuy
father (père) bad
house (maison) ʔal'al
canoe (canoe) q'il'bid
large (gros) hikw
small (petit) miʔman'

Click here to see Lushootseed Salish vocabulary words compared to words in related Salishan languages: Salishan Indian Words

Lushootseed Picture Dictionaries

Here are some themed Lushootseed word lists we have put together and illustrated for language learners. Feel free to print them out for classroom purposes!

*Lushootseed animal words
*Lushootseed body parts
*Lushootseed color words
*Lushootseed number words

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