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Vocabulary Words in Native American Languages: Maidu/Nisenan
We have included ten basic words, enough to give you a feeling for each language. All the nouns are singular and all
the verbs are 3rd person singular ("he or she sings") because many Native American languages don't have a separate infinitive ("to sing")
the way English and French do.
If you need to know a Nisenan word that is not currently on our page, you can take part in our
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dictionary, or visit our main
Maidu language site for more free resources.
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Maidu/Nisenan Word Sets
or Maidum Maidüm
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