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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Tutelo (Saponi) Words

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

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Tutelo Word Set

English (Franšais) Tutelo (Saponi)
One (Un) N˛ons
Two (Deux) Nomp
Three (Trois) Lani
Four (Quatre) Topa
Five (Cinq) Kise
Man (Homme) Wahtahka
Woman (Femme) Mahei
Sun (Soleil) Mi
Moon (Lune) Minosa
Water (Eau) Mani

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

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