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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Yuchi Words

Welcome to our Yuchi vocabulary page! Yuchi is an indigenous language of the Southeast. It is a language isolate, not known to be related to any other languages; We have included twenty basic Yuchi 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.

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Yuchi Word Set

English (Français) Yuchi words
One (Un) 'Saòh
Two (Deux) 'Nowah
Three (Trois) 'Nokah
Four (Quatre) Ptachthklah
Five (Cinq) Ptchichwacha
Man (Homme) Koeetah
Woman (Femme) Waneetah
Sun (Soleil) 'Ptso
Moon (Lune) Shafah
Water (Eau) 'Tsach

Yuchi is a language isolate (a language that does not appear to be related to any other known language). Some linguists have suggested it may be distantly related to the Siouan languages. You can have a look at some Siouan Indian Words and judge for yourself.

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