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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Wiyot Words

Welcome to our Wiyot vocabulary page! Wiyot is an Algic language, related to other languages like Yurok and Algonquin. We have included twenty basic Wiyot words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. You can find more Wiyot 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 American Indian words fundraiser or visit our main Wiyot language site for more free resources.

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Wiyot Word Set

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English (Français) Wiyot words
One (Un) Kúcad
Two (Deux) Dítad
Three (Trois) Díkhad
Four (Quatre) Diyóhwad
Five (Cinq) Wehsoghálad
Man (Homme) Kúwi'
Woman (Femme) Kabúč
Dog (Chien) Wóyic
Sun (Soleil) Tóma
Moon (Lune) Dacawalóyalakwi
Water (Eau) Húla
House (Maison) Bul
White (Blanc) Valuyaw
Yellow (Jaune) Tukáphlaw
Red (Rouge) Sógohw
Black (Noir) Siswów
Eat (Manger) Bíwił
See (Voir) Walił
Hear (Écouter) Kanihmił
Sing (Chanter) Lóliswił
Leave (Partir) Baktétolił

Click here to see Wiyot Indian words compared to words in related Algic languages: Algic Indian Words

Wiyot Picture Dictionaries

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

*Wiyot animal words
*Wiyot body parts

Additional Resources

   California Indian tribe
   Wiyot stories
   American Indian names

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