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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Natchez Words

Welcome to our Natchez vocabulary page! Natchez is a Gulf language, related to other languages like Tunica and Chitimacha. We have included twenty basic Natchez words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. You can find more Natchez 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 Natchez language site for more free resources.

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Natchez Word Set

English (Français) Natchez words
One (Un) Wi∙tan
Two (Deux) A∙witi
Three (Trois) Ne∙ti
Four (Quatre) Ginawi∙ti
Five (Cinq) Icpi∙ti
Man (Homme) Tom
Woman (Femme) Tama∙ł
Sun (Soleil) Uwahci∙ł
Moon (Lune) Kwaxcip
Water (Eau) Kun

Click here to see Natchez words compared to words in related Gulf languages: Gulf Indian Words

Natchez Picture Dictionaries

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

*Natchez animal words
*Natchez body parts
*Natchez color words
*Natchez number words

Additional Resources

   Natchez tribe
   Louisiana Indian languages
   Natchez stories
   Native American Indian names

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