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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Yakama Sahaptin Words

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

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Yakama Word Set

English (Français) Yakama words
One (Un) Náxs
Two (Deux) Nápt
Three (Trois) Mítaat
Four (Quatre) Pínapt
Five (Cinq) Páxat
Man (Homme) Iwínsh
Woman (Femme) Áyat
Sun (Soleil) Áan
Moon (Lune) Álxayx
Water (Eau) Chúush

Click here to see Yakama vocabulary words compared to words in related Penutian languages: Penutian Indian Words

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