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Native American Words We Use Everday

Native American Words We Know and Use


The words in this student vocabulary list include Native American words that we use in everyday English.

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PLANTS AND TREES


hickory

pecan

yucca

mesquite

saguaro

ANIMALS


caribou

chipmunk

cougar

jaguar

opossum

moose

STATES


Dakota – friend

Ohio – good river

Minnesota – waters that reflect the sky

Oregon – beautiful water

Nebraska – flat water

Arizona

Texas

FOODS


avocado

hominy

maize

persimmon

tapioca

succotash

BOATS


canoe

kayak

GEOGRAPHY


bayou – marshy body of water

savannah – grassy plain

Pasadena – valley

WEATHER


blizzard

Chinook- warm, dry wind

FURNITURE


hammock

HOUSE


wigwam

wickiup

tepee igloo

INVENTIONS


toboggan

OTHER WORDS


caucus – group meeting

mugwump – loner politican

squaw – woman

papoose – baby

CLOTHING


moccasin

parka

mukluk – slipper

poncho


Learning Links For Native American Words

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More examples of Native American words that you may be familiar with today.
Source: AAA Native Arts.com


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