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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Narragansett Words

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

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Narragansett Word Set

English (Français) Narragansett words
One (Un) Nquit
Two (Deux) Neesse
Three (Trois) Nish
Four (Quatre) Yoh
Five (Cinq) Nepanna
Dog (Chien) Ayim
Man (Homme) Skeetomp
Woman (Femme) Squaws
Father (Père) Osh
Mother (Mère) Okasu
Sun (Soleil) Nippawus
Moon (Lune) Nanepaushat
Water (Eau) Nippe
White (Blanc) Wompi
Yellow (Jaune) Wesaui
Red (Rouge) Msqui
Black (Noir) Sucki
House (Maison) Wetu
Hand (Main) Wunnicheke
Foot (Pied) Wussete

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

Narragansett Picture Dictionaries

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

*Narragansett animal words

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