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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 Mesquakie and Ojibwe. We have included twenty basic Menominee words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. You can find more Menominee Indian words in our online picture glossaries. If you'd like to know a word that is not in 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
White (Blanc) Waapeskiw
Yellow (Jaune) Osaawiw
Red (Rouge) Mehkiw
Black (Noir) Mahkaatew
Eat (Manger) Meechehsow
See (Voir) Neewew or Wapahtam
Hear (Écouter) Noohtam
Sing (Chanter) Nekaamow
Leave (Partir) Maachiiw

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

   The Menominee
   Wisconsin Native American tribes
   Menomini legends
   Tribes of Eastern Woodland Indians
   Algonquian facts

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