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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Munsee Words

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

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Munsee Word Set

(Click here for Munsee pronunciation guide)

English (Français) Munsee words
One (Un) Ngwut
Two (Deux) Níisha
Three (Trois) Nxáh
Four (Quatre) Néewa
Five (Cinq) Náalan
Man (Homme) Lúnuw
Woman (Femme) Oxkwéew
Dog (Chien) Mwaakaneew
Sun (Soleil) Kíishooxkw
Moon (Lune) Niipáahum
Rock (Pierre) Asún
Water (Eau) Mbúy
White (Blanc) Waapii
Yellow (Jaune) Wiisaawii
Red (Rouge) Maxkii
Black (Noir) Nzukii
Eat (Manger) Miitsuw
See (Voir) Neeweew or Waapuw
Hear (Entendre) Pundaweew
Sing (Chanter) Naxkoohumeew
Leave (Partir) Ngaleew or Alumsuw

Click here to see Munsee words compared to words in related Algonquian languages: Algonquian Indian Words

Munsee Picture Dictionaries

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

*Munsee animal words
*Munsee body parts
*Munsee color words

Additional Resources

   Munsee tribe
   Pennsylvania Indians
   Native American dictionary online
   Indian counting system
   Delaware legends

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