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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Northern Paiute Words

Welcome to our Paiute vocabulary page! Northern Paiute is a Uto-Aztecan language, related to other languages like Mono and Shoshone. We have included twenty basic Paiute words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. You can find more Paiute 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 Native American words fundraiser or visit our main Northern Paiute language site for more free resources.

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Northern Paiute Word Set

(Click here for Paiute pronunciation guide)

English (Français) Northern Paiute words
One (Un) Sumu'yoo
Two (Deux) Waha'yoo
Three (Trois) Pahe'yoo
Four (Quatre) Watsuggwe'yoo
Five (Cinq) Manage'yoo
Man (Homme) Nana
Woman (Femme) Mogo'ne
Sun (Soleil) Taba
Moon (Lune) Muha
Water (Eau) Baa'a

Click here to see Northern Paiute vocabulary words compared to words in related Uto-Aztecan languages: Uto-Aztecan Indian Words

Paiute Picture Dictionaries

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

*Paiute animal words
*Paiute body parts
*Paiute color words
*Paiute number words

Additional Resources

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