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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Pequot/Mohegan Words

Welcome to our Mohegan vocabulary page! Mohegan is an Algonquian language, related to other languages like Ojibway and Lenape. We have included twenty basic Mohegan words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. You can find more Mohegan 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 Mohegan language site for more free resources.

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Mohegan Pequot Word Set

(Click here for Mohegan pronunciation guide)

English (Français) Mohegan words
One (Un) Nuqut
Two (Deux) Nis
Three (Trois) Shwi
Four (Quatre) Yáw
Five (Cinq) Nupáw
Man (Homme) In
Woman (Femme) Sqá
Dog (Chien) Náhtiá
Sun (Soleil) Kisusq
Moon (Lune) Wiyon
Water (Eau) Nupi
White (Blanc) Wôpáyuw
Yellow (Jaune) Wisôwáyuw
Red (Rouge) Musqáyuw
Black (Noir) Sukáyuw
Eat (Manger) Micuw
See (Voir) Náwáw
Hear (Écouter) Putam
Sing (Chanter) Kutomá
Leave (Partir) Môci

Click here to see these vocabulary words in related Algonquian languages: Algonquian Indian Words
Click here to see some more Mohegan words compared to words in the Mohican language: Mohican and Mohegan

Mohegan Picture Dictionaries

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

*Mohegan animal words
*Mohegan body parts
*Mohegan words for colors
*Mohegan number words

Additional Resources

   Mohegan Indians
   Connecticut languages
   Algonquian tribes
   Pequot legends
   Native American Northeast Woodlands

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