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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Nez Perce Words

Welcome to our Nez Perce vocabulary page! Nez Perce is a Sahaptian language, related to other languages like Yakama and Umatilla. We have included twenty basic Nez Perce words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. You can find more Nez Perce 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 translation of Native American languages fundraiser or visit our main Nez Perce language site for more free resources.

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Nez Perce Word Set

English (Français) Nez Perce words
One (Un) Náqc
Two (Deux) Lepít
Three (Trois) Mitát
Four (Quatre) Pílep
Five (Cinq) Páxat
Man (Homme) Háma
Woman (Femme) 'Áyat
Sun (Soleil) Hísemtuks
Moon (Lune) Hísemtuks
Water (Eau) Kús

Click here to see Nez Perce words compared to words in related Penutian languages: Penutian Indian Words

Nez Perce Picture Dictionaries

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

*Nez Perce animal words

Additional Resources

   Nez Perce Indians
   Idaho tribes
   Nez Perce stories
   Native American name translation
   Plateau region



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