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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Ona Words

Welcome to our Ona vocabulary page! Ona, also known as Selknam, is a Chonan language, related to other Argentinian languages like Tehuelche. We have included twenty basic Ona words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. If you need to know an Ona word that is not currently on our page, you can take part in our Native American words fundraiser or visit our main Ona language site for more free resources.

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Ona Word Set

English (Français) Ona words
One (Un) Shosh
Two (Deux) Shohki
Three (Trois) Sauken
Four (Quatre) Koni shohki
Five (Cinq) Kishmarey
Man (Homme) Chon
Woman (Femme) Naa
Dog (Chien) Uéshn
Sun (Soleil) Kren
Moon (Lune) Kre
Water (Eau) Con

Click here to see Ona vocabulary words compared to words from the Tehuelche language: Chon Indian Words

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