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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Montagnais Words

Welcome to our Montagnais vocabulary page! Montagnais is an Algonquian language, related to other languages like Cree and Ojibwa. We have included twenty basic Montagnais words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. You can find more Montagnais 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 Native American words fundraiser or visit our main Montagnais language site for more free resources.

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Montagnais Word Set

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English (Français) Montagnais words
One (Un) Peiku
Two (Deux) Nishu
Three (Trois) Nishtu
Four (Quatre) Neu
Five (Cinq) Patetat
Man (Homme) Nâpeu
Woman (Femme) Ishkueu
Dog (Chien) Atemu
Sun (Soleil) Pishum
Moon (Lune) Tipishkau-pishum
Water (Eau) Nipi
White (Blanc) Uapau
Yellow (Jaune) Uishauau
Red (Rouge) Mihkuau
Black (Noir) Kashteuau or Pinitik
Eat (Manger) Mitshu
See (Voir) Uapatam
Hear (Entendre) Pehtam
Sing (Chanter) Nîkamu
Leave (Partir) Pûshit

Click here to see Montagnais Indian words compared to words in the Naskapi language: Innu Words
Click here to see Montagnais vocabulary words compared to words in related Algonquian languages: Algonquian Indian Words

Montagnais Picture Dictionaries

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

*Montagnais animal words
*Montagnais body parts
*Montagnais color words
*Montagnais number words

Additional Resources

   Quebec First Nations
   Native American dictionaries
   Montagnais stories

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