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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Tohono O'odham (Papago) Words

Welcome to our Akimel/Tohono O'odham vocabulary page! O'odham, also known as Pima-Papago, is a Uto-Aztecan language, related to other languages like Huichol and Nahuatl. We have included twenty basic Pima and Papago words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. You can find more Tohono O'odham 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 translation of Native American languages fundraiser 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 Tohono O'odham pronunciation guide)

English (Français) Tohono O'odham words
One (Un) Hema
Two (Deux) Gohk
Three (Trois) Waik
Four (Quatre) Gi'ik
Five (Cinq) Hetasp
Man (Homme) Cheoj
Woman (Femme) Oks
Sun (Soleil) Tash
Moon (Lune) Mashath
Water (Eau) Shuhthagi

Click here to see Tohono O'odham vocabulary words compared to words in related Uto-Aztecan languages: Uto-Aztecan Indian Words

Tohono O'odham Picture Dictionaries

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
*Tohono O'odham number words

Additional Resources

   Tohono O'odham Indians
   Pima
   Arizona Indian tribe names
   Papago myths
   Southwestern Indian jewelry



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