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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Wyandot Words (Huron)

Welcome to our Wyandot vocabulary page! Wyandot, also known as Wendat or Huron, is an Iroquoian language, related to other languages like Mohawk and Cherokee. We have included twenty basic Wyandot 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.

You can find a broader selection of Wyandot Indian words in our online picture glossaries. If you would like to know a word that is not included in any of these wordlists, you can take part in our Indian translations fundraiser or visit our main Wyandot language site for more free resources.

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Wyandot Word Set

The Wyandot language has no native speakers today, so these vocabulary words come from early 19th-century sources and their pronunciation is uncertain.

English (Français) Wyandot words
One (Un) Skat
Two (Deux) Tindee
Three (Trois) Shenk
Four (Quatre) Andauk
Five (Cinq) Weeish
Man (Homme) Aingahon or Onnonhou
Woman (Femme) Utehke or Ontehtian
Dog (Chien) Agnienon or Yunyeno
Water (Eau) Saundustee
Black (Noir) Che'estaheh

Click here to see these vocabulary words in related Iroquoian languages: Iroquoian Indian Words

Wyandot Picture Dictionaries

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

*Wyandot animal words

Additional Resources

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