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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Quapaw Words (Arkansas, Akansea)

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

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Quapaw Word Set

(Click here for Quapaw pronunciation guide)

English (Français) Quapaw words
One (Un) nxči
Two (Deux) Non
Three (Trois) Dábnin
Four (Quatre) Tonwa
Five (Cinq) Sáttan
Man (Homme) Níkka
Woman (Femme) Wax'ó
Dog (Chien) Šónke
Sun (Soleil) Mi
Moon (Lune) Miánba
Water (Eau) Ni

Click here to see Quapaw vocabulary words compared to words in related Siouan languages: Siouan Indian Words

Quapaw Picture Dictionaries

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

*Quapaw animal words
*Quapaw body parts
*Quapaw color words
*Quapaw number words

Additional Resources

   Quapaw Indians
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   American Indian myths and legends
   North American Indian names
   Southern Plains tribes

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