Vocabulary Words in Native American Languages: Miami-Illinois
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!
Miami-Illinois Word Set
The Miami-Illinois language has not been spoken actively in some time, though the people are trying to revive it for their children.
These vocabulary words come from 18th- and 19th-century sources and may well have some errors in them; sadly, there are no native speakers
left to verify them.