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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Seneca Words

Welcome to our Seneca vocabulary page! Seneca is an Iroquoian language, related to other languages like Mohawk and Tuscarora. We have included twenty basic Seneca words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. You can find more Seneca 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 Seneca language site for more free resources.

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Seneca Word Set

(Click here for Seneca pronunciation guide)

English (Français) Seneca words
One (Un) Ska:t
Two (Deux) Tekhni:h
Three (Trois) Sëh
Four (Quatre) Ke:ih
Five (Cinq) Wis
Man (Homme) Hökwe
Woman (Femme) Yakökwe
Dog (Chien) Ji:yäh (loanword from French)
Sun (Soleil) Kä:hkwa:'
Moon (Lune) Ë:ní'ta:'
Water (Eau) O:ne:ka'
White (Blanc) Kakë:'ët
Yellow (Jaune) Jitkwä:'ë:'
Red (Rouge) Tkwëhtä:'ë:'
Black (Noir) Jë:sta'ë:'

Click here to see Seneca vocabulary words compared to words in related Iroquoian languages: Iroquoian Indian Words

Seneca Picture Dictionaries

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

*Seneca animal words
*Seneca color words

Additional Resources

   Seneca Indians
   Seneca mythology
   Native American tribes in New York
   Seneca Indian names
   Iroquois Nation

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