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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Zuni Words

Welcome to our Zuni vocabulary page! Zuni is an indigenous language of the Southwest. It is a language isolate, not known to be related to any other languages; We have included twenty basic Zuni words here, to compare with other American Indian languages. If you need to know a Zuni word that is not currently on our page, you can take part in our Native American Indian words fundraiser or visit our main Zuni language site for more free resources.

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Zuni Word Set

English (Français) Zuni words
One (Un) Do:pa
Two (Deux) Kwili
Three (Trois) Ha'i
Four (Quatre) A:wide
Five (Cinq) Ap'de
Man (Homme) Łashik'i
Woman (Femme) Mak'i
Dog (Chien) Watsida
Sun (Soleil) Ya'dok'ya
Moon (Lune) Yachunne
Water (Eau) Ky'awe
White (Blanc) K'ohanna
Yellow (Jaune) Łuptsinna
Red (Rouge) Shilowa
Black (Noir) K'winna

Additional Resources

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   Zuni myths
   Southwest Native American Indians

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