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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Yokuts Words

Welcome to our Yokuts vocabulary page! Yokuts is an indigenous language of California. Some linguists consider it to belong to the Penutian language family, related to other languages like Nez Perce and Miwok. We have included twenty basic Yokuts words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. If you need to know a Yokuts word that is not currently on our page, you can take part in our Native American words fundraiser or visit our main Yokuts language site for more free resources.

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Yokuts Word Set

English (Français) Foothill Yokuts (Choinimni) Northern Valley Yokuts (Chukchansi) Southern Valley Yokuts (Yawelmani)
One (Un) Yet Yet'a Yit
Two (Deux) Punuy Ponoy Ponoi
Three (Trois) Coopin Soopin Sophin
Four (Quatre) Hatpanay Hathpanay Hotponoi
Five (Cinq) Yiteinut Yitecinil Yitsinil
Man (Homme) Kouteun Mai Nono
Woman (Femme) Mukec Muk'ela Kaiina
Dog (Chien) Teejej Teexa Huue
Sun (Soleil) Opodo Xapil Op
Moon (Lune) T'oynopodo Tayenimniop Op
Water (Eau) Idik Ilik' 'Ilik'

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

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