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Vocabulary Words in Native American Languages: Seneca
We have included twenty basic words, enough to give you a feeling for each language. All the nouns are singular and all
the verbs are 3rd person singular ("he or she sings") because many Native American languages don't have a separate infinitive ("to sing")
the way English and French do.
You can find a broader selection of Seneca words in our online picture glossaries.
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Seneca Word Set
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Ji:yäh (loanword from French)
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Iroquoian Indian Words
Here are some themed Seneca word lists we have put together and illustrated for language learners. Feel free to print them out for classroom purposes!
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