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  • Indian Language 101

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    We should all do our part in saving our languages.

    It would be great and rewarding if the people on Powwows.com would exchange some basic tribal language with each other.


    For instance:

    How do you say, "a greeting?" (hello).

    How do you say, "until we meet or see each other again?" (good bye).

    How do you say, the equivalent of "thank you?"

    What does your tribe call itself in your language and what does it mean?
    Powwows will continue to evolve in many directions. It is inevitable.

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    Language.

    Grettings - Tempunayetv
    Hello - Hencsa (or hensci)
    Thanks - Mvto
    See you later- Cencehecetvs

    As far as our tribal name goes, we're made up of more than a dozen bands/tribal towns, that came from the Mvskoke (Creeks). My Band is Rewahle, pronounced Thlewahle. Seminole is Semvnole. The older folks also referred to themselves, as a whole, as Ekvnvfvskvlke - Sharp land people; the Florida peninsula.

    In another thread about "cats", we say pose (pou-see), and kate (kah-tee).

    Pare-

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    • #3
      Re: Language.

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      Pare:

      Thanks for sharing.

      "Indian and First Nations people need to understand each other in order to unify in a collective voice for ALL our common good." - WhoMe 2004 -

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      Just off the top of my head I have learned to say a greeting in these indigenous languages, (pws.commers, correct me if I'm wrong):


      Ojibway/Anishnabe - Boozhoo
      Dakota and Lakota - Hau' coda/cola and Waste (Pronounced "Wash-tay)
      Crow - Sho Da'a Chi
      Hidatsa - Dohshah Medigoot
      Cree - Donsah
      Potawatomi - Bo zhoo
      Menominee - Posoh
      Ponca - Aho' Kahgee
      Pawnee - Noah
      Choctaw - Hawleto
      Cherokee - Osiyo
      Navaho/Dinei; - Ya'at eeh
      Zuni Pueblo - Keshee
      Taos Pueblo - Heeyahho
      Powwows will continue to evolve in many directions. It is inevitable.

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      • #4
        For Choctaw, I believe its Holito.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Pare Bowlegs
          For Choctaw, I believe its Holito.
          Pare:

          Thanks for the correction. Sometimes I can't even spell in English!
          Powwows will continue to evolve in many directions. It is inevitable.

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          • #6
            WhoMe

            All Brown noser(er)


            Big Time

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            • #7
              Hi
              I know some Ojibwe Here
              Ishkoday = fire
              Mukaday Makwa for Blackbear
              Chi Migwetch for big thank you
              Migwetch for thank you.
              Asema Is Sacred
              Traditional Use, Not Misuse
              Wakan Tanka please have compassion on me.
              OK Niji we are running a train with red over yellow at this powwow.

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              • #8
                Re: Re: Language.

                Originally posted by WhoMe
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                Navaho/Dinei; - Ya'at eeh

                Dinei

                DINE':D

                and i think its ya-ta-hey for all the non navajo's Jk

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                • #9
                  Ya'at'eeh is hello.
                  hagoone or hagoshii, that'll do or see ya
                  Ahehee' is thankyou. (sounds like ahyihe')
                  we are called the Dine. don't know how to highmark. but it sort of means the holy ones.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Re: Re: Language.

                    Originally posted by Burberrilish
                    Dinei

                    DINE':D

                    and i think its ya-ta-hey for all the non navajo's Jk
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                    Burberrilish:

                    As I told Pare, "Thanks for the correction. Sometimes I can't even spell in English!" You're right on the spelling. Like I said, it was all off the top of my head. I don't know how to spell in Indian. I just try and come close.

                    "White people, white bread tastes' good huh?" Is this from personal experience??? ~ Too much! *L
                    Powwows will continue to evolve in many directions. It is inevitable.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Re: Re: Re: Language.

                      Originally posted by WhoMe
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                      "White people, white bread tastes' good huh?" Is this from personal experience??? ~ Too much! *L

                      btw..its not bread lol... :Tongue


                      *LMAO*

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                      • #12
                        Thank you in Yupik is pronounced Goy-ya-na. (Not spelled that way.):hey!:

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                        • #13
                          I ain't puttin my language up here them ojib wannabees will copy it and tell other ojibs they learned it from an ojibway grandmother. :p :p

                          ennit!
                          "Gaa wiin daa-aangoshkigaazo ahaw enaabiyaan gaa-inaabid"

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by ojibwaysweetie
                            I ain't puttin my language up here them ojib wannabees will copy it and tell other ojibs they learned it from an ojibway grandmother. :p :p

                            ennit!
                            :Chatter aya nokomis
                            "When the forest weeps, the Anishinabe who listens will look back at the years. In each generation of Ojibway there will be a person who will hear the si-si-gwa-d, who will listen and remember and pass it on to the children."

                            "Night Flying Woman"

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                            • #15
                              http://www.tribalfires.com/language/nlanguage1.shtml

                              have fun!!!!!!!!!!
                              Listen to my heart, not just my mouth! The most powerfull thing we can do is,,,share,,, if we don't it dies with us.

                              It is the year of the bear, I am sharpening my claws and will no longer tollerate harrassment.

                              Born in Winnipeg raised in the Pikwakanagan, Deutschland was never home! Army brat that had no choice in a parents duties to home and country. I Too Serve our flag and work for the uniform.
                              Stand behind our troops or stand IN FRONT of them.

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