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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Tolowa Words

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

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Tolowa Word Set

English (Français) Tolowa words
One (Un) Hla'
Two (Deux) Naxai
Three (Trois) Taqe
Four (Quatre) Dunch'i
Five (Cinq) Shwela
Man (Homme) Chusne
Woman (Femme) Trunxai
Dog (Chien) Hlen
Sun (Soleil) Xwet'e
Moon (Lune) Chagutlsri
Water (Eau) Tutlxut
White (Blanc) Hlki
Yellow (Jaune) Hltsu
Red (Rouge) Hlsrik
Black (Noir) Hlshun

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

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