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Welcome to our Lakota and Dakota Sioux vocabulary page! Lakota and Dakota Sioux are two dialects of a Siouan language, related to other languages like Crow and Assiniboine. We have included twenty basic Sioux words here, enough to provide a simple comparison with related American Indian languages. All the nouns are singular and all the verbs are 3rd person singular ("he or she sings") because many indigenous languages don't have a separate infinitive ("to sing") the way English and French do.
(Click here for Sioux pronunciation guide)
|English (Français)||Dakota Sioux words||Lakota Sioux words|
|Sun (Soleil)||Wi||Anpetu wi|
|Moon (Lune)||Hanwi||Hanhepi wi|
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