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Beothuk Body Parts

The Beothuk language has long been extinct, so these vocabulary words come from 18th- and 19th-century sources and may well have some errors in them; sadly, there are no native speakers left to verify them.




posson



hadabatheek




hanyees




adyouth
pushaman



keathut



wathik



memet


aduse






drummet






gun






imamus



gheegnyan




mooshaman




mameshook



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Additional Resources

History and Ethnography of the Beothuks
Beothuk language
Beothuk Indian words
Beothuk animals
American Indian Words
Beothuk tribe


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