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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Oneida Words

Welcome to our Oneida vocabulary page! Oneida is an Iroquoian language, related to other languages like Mohawk and Seneca. We have included twenty basic Oneida words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. You can find more Oneida 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 Oneida language site for more free resources.

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Oneida Word Set

(Click here for Oneida pronunciation guide)

English (Français) Oneida words
One (Un) Úska
Two (Deux) Tékeni
Three (Trois) Áhs
Four (Quatre) Kayé:
Five (Cinq) Wísk
Man (Homme) Lukwé
Woman (Femme) Yakukwé
Dog (Chien) É:lhal
Moon (Lune) Ohní:ta'
Water (Eau) Ohne:kánus
White (Blanc) Owískela'
Yellow (Jaune) Otsí:nkwala'
Red (Rouge) Onikwhtala'
Black (Noir) O'sw:ta'
Eat (Manger) Í:laks
See (Voir) La:khe'
Hear (Entendre) Lothu:té:
Sing (Chanter) Tehalihwákhwa'
Leave (Partir) Lahttyehse'

Click here to see Oneida vocabulary words compared to words in related Iroquoian languages: Iroquoian Indian Words

Oneida Picture Dictionaries

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

*Oneida animal words
*Oneida body parts
*Oneida color words

Additional Resources

   Oneida Indians
   Native Americans of New York
   Oneida legends
   Eastern Woodlands Indians tribes
   Iroquois information

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