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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Menominee Words

Welcome to our Menominee vocabulary page! Menominee is an Algonquian language, related to other languages like Ojibwe and Blackfoot. We have included twenty basic Menominee 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.

You can find a broader selection of Menominee Indian 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 Indian translations fundraiser or visit our main Menominee language site for more free resources.

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Menominee Word Set

English (Français) Menominee words
One (Un) Nekot
Two (Deux) Niis
Three (Trois) Neqniw
Four (Quatre) Niiw
Five (Cinq) Nianan
Dog (Chien) Anem
Sun (Soleil) Keso
Moon (Lune) Keso
Water (Eau) Nepew
Yellow (Jaune) Osaawiw
Red (Rouge) Mehkiw
Black (Noir) Mahkaatew
Eat (Manger) Meechehsow
See (Voir) Neewew or Wapahtam
Hear (Écouter) Noohtam
Sing (Chanter) Nekaamow

Click here to see Menominee words compared to words in related Algonquian languages: Algonquian Indian Words

Menominee Picture Dictionaries

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

*Menominee animal words

Additional Resources

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