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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Salinan Words

Welcome to our Salinan vocabulary page! Salinan is a Hokan language, related to other languages like Chumash and Seri. We have included twenty basic Salinan words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. If you need to know a Salinan word that is not currently on our page, you can take part in our Indian translations fundraiser or visit our main Salinan language site for more free resources.

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Salinan Word Set

English (Français) Salinan words
One (Un) T'ol
Two (Deux) Xákic
Three (Trois) Lápay
Four (Quatre) K'íca'
Five (Cinq) Oltááto
Man (Homme) Luwá or Taamá
Woman (Femme) Lets'é
Dog (Chien) Xutc
Sun (Soleil) Káwe
Moon (Lune) Tats'óópi
Water (Eau) Tc'a
White (Blanc) t'al
Yellow (Jaune) T'áwut
Red (Rouge) Itckááten
Black (Noir) Cówut'

Click here to see Salinan vocabulary words compared to words in related Hokan languages: Hokan Indian Words

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