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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Mi'kmaq (Micmac) Words

Welcome to our Mi'kmaq vocabulary page! Mi'kmaq, also known as Micmac, is an Algonquian language, related to other languages like Ojibwe and Blackfoot.. We have included twenty basic Micmac words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. You can find more Micmac 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 Micmac language site for more free resources.

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Micmac Word Set

(Click here for Mi'kmaq pronunciation guide)

English (Français) Mi'kmaq words
One (Un) Newt
Two (Deux) Tápu
Three (Trois) Síst
Four (Quatre) Néw
Five (Cinq) Nán
Man (Homme) Jínm
Woman (Femme) Épit
Dog (Chien) Lmúj
Sun (Soleil) Nákúset
Moon (Lune) Tepkunset
Water (Eau) Samqwan
White (Blanc) Wapék
Yellow (Jaune) Wisawék
Red (Rouge) Mekwék
Black (Noir) Maqtewék
Eat (Manger) Mijjit or Etlatalk
See (Voir) Nemík
Hear (Entendre) Nutaq
Sing (Chanter) Etlintoq
Leave (Partir) Majásit or Naqalk

Click here to see Mi'kmaq words compared to words in other Wabanaki languages: Wabanaki Words
Click here to see Mi'kmaq words compared to vocabulary words in related Algonquian languages: Algonquian Indian Words

Mi'kmaq Picture Dictionaries

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

*Mi'kmaq animal words
*Mi'kmaq body parts
*Mi'kmaq color words

Additional Resources

   Nova Scotia Indians
   Micmac story
   The Algonquian
   Eastern Woodland tribe facts
   Micmac Indian names
   Glooscap legends

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