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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Tsimshian Words (Sm'algyax)

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

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Tsimshian Word Set

English (Français) Tsimshian words
One (Un) K'üül
Two (Deux) Gu'pl
Three (Trois) K'wili
Four (Quatre) Txaalpx
Five (Cinq) Kwstuns
Man (Homme) Yuuta
Woman (Femme) Hana'a
Sun (Soleil) Gimgmdziws
Moon (Lune) Gyemgmáatk
Water (Eau) Aks

Click here to see Tsimshian vocabulary words compared to words in related Penutian languages: Penutian Indian Words

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