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Michif Animal Words (Metis)

[Note that since nouns in Michif come from French, most of these animal names have French origins--
zhwal is an Algonquianized form of French cheval, for example.]

sh'yaen

zhwal

nariyanl

bish

boefloo

loo

noor

r'nawr

portipik

shikawk

l'yayv

swiss

nwayzoo

kornay

zway

yeeboo

koulayv

pwasohn

torcheu

soutrel

Additional Resources

   Michif word list
   Michif mythology
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   Indian animal symbols

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