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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Shasta Words

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

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Shasta Word Set

English (Français) Shasta words
One (Un) Č'á·mmu
Two (Deux) Xúk'a
Three (Trois) Xá·čki
Four (Quatre) 'Í·ruhaiyu
Five (Cinq) 'Eč'u·
Man (Homme) Awatíqa
Woman (Femme) Taríči
Dog (Chien) 'Á·psu
Sun (Soleil) Čú·war
Moon (Lune) Čú·war
Water (Eau) 'Á·čsa
White (Blanc) Itáyu
Yellow (Jaune) 'Íčumpaxé
Red (Rouge) 'É·xti
Black (Noir) 'Ápxutáraxi

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

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