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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Sekani Words

Welcome to our Sekani vocabulary page! Sekani, also known as Tsekani, is an Athabaskan language, related to other languages like Dene and Navajo. We have included twenty basic Sekani words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. You can find more Sekani 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 words fundraiser or visit our main Tsek'ehne language site for more free resources.

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Sekani Word Set

(Click here for Sekani pronunciation guide)

English (Français) Sekani words
One (Un) lhage
Two (Deux) ookich'e
Three (Trois) taduch'e
Man (Homme) dune
Woman (Femme) ts'ege
Dog (Chien) tli
Sun (Soleil) sa
Water (Eau) choo
Fire (Feu) kwun
Stone (Pierre) tse

Click here to see Sekani vocabulary words compared to words in related Athabaskan languages: Athabaskan Indian Words

Sekani Picture Dictionaries

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

*Sekani animal words
*Sekani body parts
*Sekani color words

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