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Native American Vocabulary: Passamaquoddy-Maliseet Words

Welcome to our Passamaquoddy-Maliseet vocabulary page! Passamaquoddy-Maliseet is an Algonquian language, related to other languages like Ojibwe and Lenape. We have included twenty basic Passamaquoddy-Maliseet words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. You can find more Passamaquoddy and Maliseet Indian 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 Indian translations fundraiser or visit our main Passamaquoddy-Maliseet site for more free resources.

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Passamaquoddy-Maliseet Word Set

(Click here for Passamaquoddy-Maliseet pronunciation guide)

English (Français) Maliseet-Passamaquoddy
One (Un) Pesq or Neqt
Two (Deux) Nis
Three (Trois) Nihi
Four (Quatre) New
Five (Cinq) Nan
Man (Homme) Skitap
Woman (Femme) Ehpit
Dog (Chien) Olomuss
Sun (Soleil) Kisuhs
Moon (Lune) Kisuhs, Nipawset
Water (Eau) ’Samaqan
White (Blanc) Wapi
Yellow (Jaune) Wisawi
Red (Rouge) Mqeyu or Pqeyu
Black (Noir) Mokosewi
Eat (Manger) Mitsu
See (Voir) Nomihtu
Hear (Entendre) Nutomon
Sing (Chanter) Lintu
Leave (Partir) Nokotomon or Macehe

Click here to see Passamaquoddy-Maliseet words compared to words in other Wabanaki languages: Wabanaki Words
Click here to see Passamaquoddy-Maliseet words compared to vocabulary words in related Algonquian languages: Algonquian Indian Words

Passamaquoddy-Maliseet Picture Dictionaries

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

Passamaquoddy-Maliseet Animal Words
Passamaquoddy-Maliseet Color Words
Passamaquoddy-Maliseet Body Parts

Additional Resources

   Maine Native American tribes
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   Kluscap stories



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