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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Yurok Words

Welcome to our Yurok vocabulary page! Yurok is an Algic language, related to other languages like Wiyot and Algonquin. We have included twenty basic Yurok words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. You can find more Yurok words in our online picture glossaries. If you'd like to know a word that is not in these wordlists, you can take part in our American Indian words fundraiser or visit our main Yurok language site for more free resources.

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Yurok Word Set

(Click here for Yurok pronunciation guide)

English (Français) Yurok words
One (Un) Kolin
Two (Deux) Ni'iy
Three (Trois) Nahksey
Four (Quatre) Cho'oney
Five (Cinq) Meruh
Man (Homme) Pegrk
Woman (Femme) Wenchokws
Dog (Chien) Megokw or Ch'ish
Sun (Soleil) Wonewsleg
Moon (Lune) Wonewsleg
Water (Eau) Pa'ah
White (Blanc) Munchey
Yellow (Jaune) Taanep
Red (Rouge) Pekoyoh
Black (Noir) Wishew
Eat (Manger) 'E'gah
See (Voir) New
Hear (Entendre) Ko'm
Sing (Chanter) Nrrmry
Leave (Partir) Knekwom

Click here to see Yurok vocabulary words compared to words in related Algic languages: Algic Indian Words

Yurok Picture Dictionaries

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

*Yurok animal words
*Yurok body parts

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   Northern California Native American tribes
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