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Vocabulary Words in Native American Languages: Kawaiisu

We have included twenty basic words, enough to give you a feeling for each language. All the nouns are singular and all the verbs are 3rd person singular ("he or she sings") because many Native American languages don't have a separate infinitive ("to sing") the way English and French do.

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Kawaiisu Word Set

English (Français) Kawaiisu
One (Un) Suuyu
Two (Deux) Wahayu
Three (Trois) Paheyu
Four (Quatre) Watsuyu
Five (Cinq) Manügiyu
Man (Homme) Ta'napüz
Woman (Femme) Momo'o
Sun (Soleil) Tava
Moon (Lune) Müa
Water (Eau) Po'o

Click here to see Kawaiisu vocabulary words compared to words in related Uto-Aztecan languages: Uto-Aztecan Words

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