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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Chiwere (Otoe) Words

Welcome to our Chiwere vocabulary page! Chiwere, also known as Ioway-Otoe-Missouri after its three main dialects, is a Siouan language, related to other languages like Ho Chunk and Lakota. We have included twenty basic Ioway and Otoe words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. If you need to know a Chiwere word that is not currently on our page, you can take part in our Indian translations fundraiser or visit our main Iowa-Otoe-Missouria language site for more free resources.

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Chiwere Word Set

English (Français) Otoe words
One (Un) Iyunki
Two (Deux) Nuwe
Three (Trois) Danyi
Four (Quatre) Dowe
Five (Cinq) Thatun
Man (Homme) Wanshige
Woman (Femme) Inake
Sun (Soleil) Bi
Moon (Lune) Bi
Water (Eau) Ni

Click here to see Chiwere vocabulary words compared to words in related Siouan languages: Siouan Indian Words

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