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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Wichita Words

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

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Wichita Word Set

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English (Français) Wichita words
One (Un) Chí'as
Two (Deux) Wic
Three (Trois) Taw
Four (Quatre) Taakwic
Five (Cinq) Iskwiic
Man (Homme) Wiic
Woman (Femme) Kaahiik'a
Dog (Chien) Kiciyeeh
Sun (Soleil) Saakhir'a
Moon (Lune) Wááh
Water (Eau) Kits'a
White (Blanc) Khac
Yellow (Jaune) Narisis
Red (Rouge) Kwaac
Black (Noir) Kaar'iis

Click here to see Wichita vocabulary words compared to words in related Caddoan languages: Caddoan Indian Words

Wichita Picture Dictionaries

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

*Wichita animal words
*Wichita body parts
*Wichita number words

Additional Resources

   Wichita culture
   Kansas Indians
   Wichita legends
   Native American names
   Plains American Indian tribes

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