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Common Lakota Words.
The way I say it, and Buechel spells it.
English to Lakota

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Last updated on March 27, 2012
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A

all oyasin  
again ake  
all of you po  
all over on its way sitomniya  
and na  
animals in General wamakaskan sprit wamakaskanskan
antelope heton  
badger hoka  
bear mato  
bear cub matocincala  
bear,  black matosapa  
bear,  grizzly   sakehanska  
bear,  white matoska  
beaver capa  
buffalo (male) tatanka  
buffalo cow pte  
cat igmu  
coyote sunkmanitu  
deer tahca hekaza
dog sunka  
eagle wanbli  
elk hehaka  
fox sungila tokala
frog wasin  
gopher itignila  
hawk cetan  
horse sunkawakan tasunka
jumping mouse  psipsicala  
lion igmutanka  
lizard agleska  
mouse itunkala  
otter ptan hepan
porcupine pahin  
prairie dog pispiza  
rabbit mastincala  
raccoon wica wiciteglega
skunk maka  
spider iktomi  
squirrel hetkala  
squirrel,  gray zica hota  
squirrel, Red zica  
weasel itukansan  
wolf sunkmanitu tanka
caksi
armor (consecrated) wotawe  
alter wagle wosnapi  
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B

bad sica  
bag ojuha  
bag,  meat lolopiya  
bag,  sewing ojuha wotuka  
bag,  medicine wopiye  
bag,  cannunpa ojuha cante  
bucket cega  
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C

colors    
   black sapa  
   red luta  
   yellow zi  
   white ska  
   blue tohca  
   green ziyato  
   gray hota  
   brown gi  
chocolate pejutasazi  
chocolate pieces-chips pejutasazi ospe  
coffee pejuta sapa  
come u uyekiya
cook aloza  
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D

directions    
 north waziya  
    northward waziyata  
 east wiohiyanpa  
    eastward wiohiyanpata  
south itokaga  
    southward itokagata  
 west wiohpeya  
    westward wiohpeyata  
bucket cega  
door tiopa  
drop ohpa  
drum cancega  
drum stick cabu  
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E

eagle feather wanbli wiyaka  
eight saglogan  
eleven ake wanji  
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F

family terms    
   aunt tunwicu  
      my aunt mitunwi  
      your aunt tunwi  
   baby hoksicala  
   boy hoksila  
   brother    
      mans older ciye  
      woman's older tiblo  
      younger shunkaku   sunka
   child cincala  
      youngest child hake  
   children wakanheja  
   daughter cunwitku cunse
   father ate  
   girl wicinca  
   grand Father tunkasila  
   grand Mother kunci unci
   grand child takoja  
   husband mihinga  
   mother ina  
   nephew    
      mans nephew tonska  
      woman's nephew toska  
   niece    
      mans niece tonjan  
      woman's niece tojan  
   sister    
      mans older tanke  
      woman's older cuwe  
      mans younger tanksi  
      woman's younger tanka  
   son cinsi  
      son in law takos  
   uncle leksi  
   wife mitawin  
extended family tiospaye  
immediate family tiwahe  
relative takuye  
   my relative mitakuye  
   all my relatives mitakuye oyasin  
fire peta  
   sacred fire (lodge) peta oihankesni  
five zaptan  
flour owayunpan  
four topa  
freedom tawaiciya  
friend kola  
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G

ghost wanagi  
good waste  
great tanka  
great sprit wankan tanka  
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L

laugh amapsa  
leader (band) otancan  
leaven napohya  
light janjan  
listen anogoptan  
little cikala  
lodge inipi  
long hanska  
look ableza ayuta
look towards etonwan  
love cantkiya  
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M

man wicasa  
me mis miye
medicine pejuta  
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N

numbers    
   one wanji 
   two nunpa 
   three yamni 
   four topa 
   five zaptan 
   six sakpe 
   seven sakowin 
   eight saglogan 
   nine napciyunka 
   ten wikcemna 
   eleven ake Wanji 
   twelve ake Nunpa 
   twenty wikcemna Nunpa 
   twenty one wikcemna Nunpa Ake Wanji 
   thirty wikcemna Yamni 
   thirty one wikcemna Yamni Ake Wanji 
   one hundred opawinge 
   one hundred and one opawinge sam wanji 
   one hundred and three opawinge sam Yamni 
   one hundred and thirteen opawinge sam ake yamni 
   one hundred thirty three opawinge sam wikcemna yamni ake yamni 
no hiya  
not sni  
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O

one wanji  
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P

peace wowahwa  
pray cekiya  
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S

seven sakowin  
sit iyotake  
six sakpe  
society okolakiciye  
star wicahpi  
stay oyuhlagan sni  
stone inyan  
stone, sacred tunkan  
sugar canhanpi   
sugar, brown canhanpi gi  
shine pawiyakpa  
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T

tobacco canli  
ten wikcemna  
thank you pilamaya  
thanks pila  
three yamni  
together caska  
towards etonwan  
two nunpa  
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W

walk mani  
   westward wiohpeyata  
warm kata  
warrior akicita  
water mni  
west wiohpeya  
white ska  
white Person wacicu  
wind tate  
wind tate  
winter waniyetu  
woman wiyan  
wood ca  
work wowasi  
wrap yuwi  
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Y

yawn iyoya  
yes han (man) toi (woman)
yoke canglakinyan  
you nis niye
young ojilaka  
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