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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Stoney (Nakoda) Words

Welcome to our Stoney vocabulary page! Stoney, also known as Nakoda or Nakota, is a Siouan language, related to other languages like Dakota and Winnebago. We have included twenty basic Stoney words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. If you need to know a Stoney word that is not currently on our page, you can take part in our Native American language translation fundraiser or visit our main Stoney Assiniboine site for more free resources.

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Stoney Word Set

(Click here for Stoney pronunciation guide)

English (Français) Stoney words
One (Un) Wazhi
Two (Deux) Nûm
Three (Trois) Yamnî
Four (Quatre) Ktusa
Five (Cinq) Zaptâ
Man (Homme) Wîca
Woman (Femme) Wîyâ
Sun (Soleil) Wi
Moon (Lune) Hâwi
Water (Eau) Mini

Click here to see Stoney vocabulary words compared to words in related Siouan languages: Siouan Indian Words

Stoney Picture Dictionaries

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

*Stoney color words
*Stoney number words

Additional Resources

   Stoney tribe
   First Nations of Alberta
   Native stories
   Indian names
   Native American Great Plains tribes

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