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Welcome to our Maidu vocabulary page! The Maidu language and its closely related dialects, Nisenan and Konkow, are indigenous languages of California. Some linguists associate them with the Penutian language family. We have included twenty basic Maidu words here, enough to provide a basic comparison with related American Indian languages. All the nouns are singular and all the verbs are 3rd person singular ("he or she sings") because many indigenous languages don't have a separate infinitive ("to sing") the way English and French do.
|English (Français)||Konkow words||Maidu words||Nisenan words|
|Man (Homme)||Yepim or Maidum||Maidüm||Majdykym|
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