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Vocabulary Words in Native American Languages: Tohono O'odham (Papago)
We have included twenty basic words, enough to give you a feeling for each language. All the nouns are singular and all
the verbs are 3rd person singular ("he or she sings") because many Native American languages don't have a separate infinitive ("to sing")
the way English and French do.
You can find a broader selection of Tohono O'odham words in our online picture glossaries.
If you would like to know a word that is not included in any of these wordlists, you can take part in our
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Pima-Papago dictionary, or visit our main
Tohono O'odham language site for more free resources.
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Tohono O'odham Word Set
(Click here for pronunciation guide)
Click here to see Tohono O'odham vocabulary words compared to words in related Uto-Aztecan languages :
Uto-Aztecan Indian Words
Here are some themed Tohono O'odham word lists we have put together and illustrated for language learners. Feel free to print them out for classroom purposes!
Tohono O'odham animal words
Tohono O'odham body parts
Tohono O'odham color words
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