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Welcome to our Wintu vocabulary page! Wintu, also known as Wintun, is an indigenous language of California. Some linguists consider it a relative of the Penutian language family, related to other languages like Chinook and Maidu. We have included twenty basic Wintu words here, enough to provide a simple comparison with related American Indian languages. All the nouns are singular and all the verbs are 3rd person singular ("he or she sings") because many indigenous languages don't have a separate infinitive ("to sing") the way English and French do.
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