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Vocabulary Words in Native American Languages: Yana

We have included ten words for each language: the numbers one through five and words for man, woman, sun, moon, and water. All the nouns are singular and all the verbs are 3rd person singular ("he or she sings") because many Native American languages don't have a separate infinitive ("to sing") the way English and French do.

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Yana Word Set

English (Français) Southern Yana
One (Un)
Two (Deux)
Three (Trois)
Man (Homme)
Woman (Femme)
Dog (Chien)
Sun (Soleil)
Moon (Lune)
Water (Eau)

Click here to see Yana vocabulary words compared to words in related Hokan languages: Hokan Words

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