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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Miwok Words

Welcome to our Miwok vocabulary page! Miwok is an Utian language, related to other California Indian languages like Ohlone. We have included twenty basic Miwok words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. If you need to know a Miwok word that is not currently on our page, you can take part in our translation of Native American languages fundraiser or visit our main Miwok language site for more free resources.

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Miwok Word Set

English (Français) Central Miwok Coast Miwok Southern Sierra Miwok
One (Un) Kene Kenne Kenge
Two (Deux) Atika Osha Otiko
Three (Trois) Talakasu Teleeka Tolokot
Four (Quatre) Ayissa Huya Ojisa
Five (Cinq) Masaka Kennekkuh Mahoka
Man (Homme) Nana   Nanga
Woman (Femme) Assa   Oha
Dog (Chien) Chuku Hayuusha Haju
Sun (Soleil) Hiema Hii Watu
Moon (Lune) Kome Puluuluk Kome
Water (Eau) Kiku Liwa Kiky

Click here to see Miwok words compared to words in related Penutian languages: Penutian Indian Words

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