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Lesson 2

Dakoteyah Wogdaka!
Talk Dakota!

Lesson 2

Greetings, Commands, Culture and Values

Kic'iyuoninhanpi (Greetings) Wowasake (Commands)
Hinhana was'te. (Good morning.) Iyotanka. (Sit down.)
Wic'oka was'te. (Good afternoon.) Hiyu. (Come here.)
Anpetu was'te. (Good day.) He c'un s'ni. (Don’t do that.)
Hou koda. (Hello, friend.) Anag'optan. (Listen.)
Pidamaya. (Thank you.) Inina. (Be quiet.)
Toked yaun he? (How are you?) Nape gduz'az'a. (Wash your hands.)
Wanna wota (Time to eat.)


Waonspeka kic'anyanpi (Culture)
Tate Topa (Four Directions)
Oc'eti S'akowin (Seven Council Fires)
Woteh'inda (Values)
Ohetika (courage)
O g'a waste (generosity)
Ohoda (respect)
Ksapa (wisdom)

The Universe

Sintomni (Universe) Omaka (Seasons)
Anpa Wi (sun) Wetu (spring)
Wicanh'pi (stars) Bdoketu (summer)
Han Wi (moon) Ptanyetu (fall)
Mah'piya (sky) Waniyetu (winter)
Makan (earth)
Mah'piya (clouds)
Wiacaceti (sundog)
Anpa O Wicanh'pi (morning star)

Ikc'e wic'as'a (Human beings) Wamakas'kan (Animals)
Hoks'iyopa (baby) Tatanka (buffalo)
Wic'inc'ana (girl) S'unkakan (horse)
Hoks'ina (boy) C'apa (beaver)
Kos'ka (youth-boy) S'unka (dog)
Wikos'ka (youth-girl) Manka (skunk)
Winyan (woman) Zic'a (squirrel)
Wic'as'a (man) S'ungina (fox)
Wic'ah'a (nan) (elder man) S'ungmanitu (coyote)
Winoh'ca (nan) (elder woman) Sunktokeca (wolf)
Wakanyeja (children) Mato (bear)
Tah'ca (deer)
Tasnahec'a (gopher)
Pinspinza (prairie dog)
Zuzuhece (snake)

Zitkana (Birds) Wamduskanan (Worms/Insects)
Wanbdi (eagle) Honag'inan (flies)
S'is'oka (robin) Psipsic'anan (grasshopper)
Tas'iyaka (meadow lark) Psipsic'anan sapa (cricket)
Cankatotona (woodpecker) Kimimina (butterfly)
Kang'i (crow) Wabdus'kanan (caterpillar)
C'etan (hawk) C'aponka (mosquito)
Hinhan (owl)
S'iyo (pheasant)
Mag'aks'ica (duck)
Mag'a (geese)
Zizic'a (turkey)
Anpaohotonna (chicken)


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The Native American Community Board (NACB) works to protect the health and human rights of Indigenous Peoples pertinent to our communities through cultural preservation, education, coalition building, community organizing, reproductive justice, environmental justice, and natural resource protection while working toward safe communities for women and children at the local, national, and international level.

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