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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Pai Words (Yavapai/Havasupai/Hualapai)

Welcome to our Pai vocabulary page! The Pai languages (Havasupai, Hualapai, and Yavapai) are Yuman languages, related to other languages like Mojave and Maricopa. We have included twenty basic Pai words here, enough to provide a simple 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.

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Pai Word Set

English (Français) Havasupai words
One (Un) Asitam
Two (Deux) Xuwaga
Three (Trois) Humuga
Four (Quatre) Hop'a
Five (Cinq) Thetrapa
Man (Homme) Apa
Woman (Femme) Pakri
Dog (Chien) Ahat
Sun (Soleil) Inya'a
Moon (Lune) Hala
Water (Eau) Aha
White (Blanc) Nyimsava
Yellow (Jaune) Agwatheg
Red (Rouge) Ahwotiga
Black (Noir) Inyaga

Click here to see Pai vocabulary words compared to words in related Hokan languages: Hokan Indian Words

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