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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Pawnee Words

Welcome to our Pawnee vocabulary page! Pawnee is a Caddoan language, related to other languages like Arikara and Caddo. We have included twenty basic Pawnee words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. You can find more Pawnee 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 American Indian translations fundraiser or visit our main Pawnee language site for more free resources.

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Pawnee Word Set

(Click here for Pawnee pronunciation guide)

English (Français) Pawnee words
One (Un) Ásku
Two (Deux) Pítku
Three (Trois) Táwit
Four (Quatre) Skítiks
Five (Cinq) Síhuks
Man (Homme) Piíta
Woman (Femme) Tsápaat
Dog (Chien) Asakis
Sun (Soleil) Sakuru
Moon (Lune) Páh
Water (Eau) Kiítsu'
White (Blanc) Taaka'
Yellow (Jaune) Rahkataar
Red (Rouge) Pahaat
Black (Noir) Kaatiit
See (Voir) Eerit
Sing (Chanter) Raruuku

Click here to see Pawnee vocabulary words compared to words in related Caddoan languages: Caddoan Indian Words

Pawnee Picture Dictionaries

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

*Pawnee animal words
*Pawnee body parts
*Pawnee color words
*Pawnee number words

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