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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Twana Words

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

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Twana Word Set

English (Français) Twana words
One (Un) Dakas
Two (Deux) Usali
Three (Trois) Cha'as
Four (Quatre) Busas
Five (Cinq) Sts'hwas
Man (Homme) Stibat
Woman (Femme) Sladai
Sun (Soleil) Sluqatl
Moon (Lune) Slutlub
Water (Eau) Ka

Click here to see Twana vocabulary words compared to words in related Salishan languages: Salishan Indian Words

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