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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Tunica Words

Welcome to our Tunica vocabulary page! Tunica is a Gulf language, related to other languages like Chitimacha and Natchez. We have included twenty basic Tunica words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. You can find more Tunica Indian words in our online picture glossaries. If you'd like to know a word that is not in these wordlists, you can take part in our Indian translations fundraiser or visit our main Tunica language site for more free resources.

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Tunica Word Set

English (Français) Tunica words
One (Un) Saxku
Two (Deux) Ili
Three (Trois) Enixku
Four (Quatre) Maku
Five (Cinq) Siku
Man (Homme) Cah
Woman (Femme) Nuxtci
Dog (Chien) Sa
Sun (Soleil) Axcuk

Click here to see Tunica vocabulary words compared to words in related Gulf languages: Gulf Indian Words

Tunica Picture Dictionaries

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

*Tunica animal words

Additional Resources

   Gulf Coast languages
   Louisiana tribes
   Indian folktales
   Indian baby names



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