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Meskwaki-Sauk Color Words

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mahkatêwi

mahkatêwâwi          mahkatêwethiwa
wâpeshki

wâpeshkyâwi    wâpeshkethiwa
meshkwi

meshkwâwi        meshkwethiwa
athâwi

athâwâwi             athâwethiwa
ashkipaki

ashkipakyâwi     ashkipakethiwa
wîpekwi

wîpekwâwi        wîpekothiwa

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