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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Naskapi Words

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

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Naskapi Word Set

English (Français) Naskapi words
One (Un) Paaikw
Two (Deux) Niisu
Three (Trois) Nistu
Four (Quatre) Naaw
Five (Cinq) Pitaataahch
Man (Homme) Naapaaw
Woman (Femme) Iskwaaw
Dog (Chien) Atim
Sun (Soleil) Piisim
Moon (Lune) Tipiskaaw-piisim
Water (Eau) Nipiiy
White (Blanc) Waapaaw
Yellow (Jaune) Wiisaawaaw
Red (Rouge) Miihkwaaw
Black (Noir) Wiipaaw
Eat (Manger) Miichisuw
See (Voir) Waapaahtim
Hear (Entendre) Paahtim
Sing (Chanter) Nikimuw
Leave (Partir) Nikitaaw or Maachiiw

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

Naskapi Picture Dictionaries

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

*Naskapi animal words

Additional Resources

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