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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Mohican Words

Welcome to our Mohican vocabulary page! Mohican, also known as Mahican, is an Algonquian language, related to other languages like Ojibwe and Blackfoot. We have included twenty basic Mohican words here, enough to provide a basic comparison with related American Indian languages. All the nouns are singular and all the verbs are 3rd person singular ("he or she sings") because many indigenous languages don't have a separate infinitive ("to sing") the way English and French do.

You can find a broader selection of Mohican Indian words in our online picture glossaries. If you would like to know a word that is not included in any of these wordlists, you can take part in our Indian translations fundraiser or visit our main Mohican language site for more free resources.

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Mohican Word Set

(Click here for Mohican pronunciation guide)

English (Français) Mohican words
One (Un) Ngutte
Two (Deux) Nesche
Three (Trois) Nacha
Four (Quatre) Náwa
Five (Cinq) Nánan
Man (Homme) Nemanáu
Woman (Femme) P'chánim
Dog (Chien) Ndiáu
Sun (Soleil) Keesog
Moon (Lune) Keesog
Water (Eau) Npe
White (Blanc) Wapáju
Yellow (Jaune) Wisawajú
Red (Rouge) Maschéchgo
Black (Noir) N'sukgajú
Corn (Maïs) Chasquéme
Mother (Mère) Nkěk
Father (Père) Nooch
Bone (Os) Wachgàn

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

Mohican Picture Dictionaries

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

*Mohican animal words
*Mohican body parts

Additional Resources

   Vermont tribes
   Native American dictionaries
   Native American names
   Native number words
   Algonquian Indians



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