Native American Vocabulary: Apache Words
We’ve included twenty basic Apache words to compare with related American Indian languages; if you know more Apache words, or want to know a word that isn’t in these wordlists, visit our main Apache language site.
Apache Picture Dictionaries
We’ve put together some themed Apache word lists for language learners, which you can print out for classroom use. Native Languages of the Americas is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to the study and preservation of American Indian languages.
What do Apache call themselves?
The Apache were given the name Apachu by the Zuni, a Pueblo people, which means “enemy.” In their dialects, the Apache are known as Tinneh, Tinde, Dini, or one of several other names that all mean “people.”
What is the Apache word for love?
“Do you know what they say during the squaw-taking ceremony?” “Tell me.”
How do you say goodbye in Apache?
When two Apaches part ways, common farewells mean “I’ll see you again” or “travel in beauty,” Rodriguez said. Apache has no word for suicide or the precise equivalent of goodbye.
What Indian tribe scalped the most?
The governors of Chihuahua and Sonora paid bounties on Apache scalps in the 1830s, and we know that Apaches resorted to scalping on occasion. More often, they were the victims of scalping u2014 by Mexicans and Americans who had adopted the practice from other Indians.
Are the Apache nomadic?
Semisedentary Plains Apache farmers were living along the Dismal River in what is now Kansas as recently as 1700, despite the Apache’s eventual decision to adopt a nomadic lifestyle reliant heavily on horse transportation.
Who defeated Apache?
On September 4, 1886, Apache chief Geronimo surrenders to US government troops after fighting for 30 years to defend his tribe’s homeland; however, the Apaches were exhausted and outnumbered by 1886.
How do you say I love you in Western Apache?
To answer your question, “I love you” is sil n’zhoo (the s sounds like the sh in shoe, and the n’zhoo sounds like a sneeze).
What is the Apache word for friend?
If you want to learn a few simple Apache words, “ash” (rhymes with “gosh”) means “friend” in Western Apache, and “ahu00e9he’e” (pronunciation ah-heh-heh-eh) means “thank you.” A picture dictionary of Apache words can be found here.
How big is the Mescalero Indian Reservation?
The current reservation was established in 1883 and covers a land area of 1,862.463 km2 (719.101 sq mi), almost entirely in Otero County. The 463,000-acre reservation borders the Lincoln National Forest on the eastern flank of the Sacramento Mountains.
How do you say hello in Navajo?
The most common Navajo expressions you will hear among our Dinu00e9 people are yu00e1’u00e1t’u00e9u00e9h, ahu00e9hee’, and nizhu00f3n. The most popular expression is yu00e1’u00e1t’u00e9u00e9h, and you will always get a response back, u201cYu00e1’u00e1t’u00e9u00e9h!u201d There are several scenarios to use yu00e1’u00e1t’u00e9u00e9h, but the most common is as a greeting.
Which Indian Tribe was the most aggressive?
The Comanches, also known as the “Lords of the Plains,” were one of the most dangerous Indian tribes during the frontier period.
How do you say hello in Chiricahua Apache?
Hadnyaa? [hu00e0dnju00e0] Where are you going? Chiricahua Apache Greetings
What is the Apache symbol?
The sacred hoop is the chief symbol of Apache that maintains its sanctity. For Apache, the circle is the most sacred of all symbols, and they use it in the sacred hoop. Apache hoop is known as “Dee” or “Ndee,” and it is used in a variety of ceremonies because of its special powers.