Tsalagi (Cherokee) Language (cohanna_r.htm)

Tsalagi (Cherokee) Language

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The first column is the English word, with the second column being the Tsalagi (Cherokee) word. I cannot guarantee accuracy here, only that I have done the very best that I could. Of course it is inevitable that the Eastern as well as the Western dialects are intermingled. Any additions, or Corrections will be gratefully accepted and will be recognized here.

This page was updated on 7/5/99

rabbit

tsi sdu

rabbit

tsistu, tsisadu

raccoon

kuli, kvtli

race

takiyati

race course

vtaki yastiyu - where they race

rafters

daskwituni

rain

a 'ga 'sga

rain (it has begun to)

agana

rain (they make it)

aniganatiski

Rainbow

Tsi s de tsi

raining (it is)

agaska

rat

ka nik swa, tsistatsi

rattle

ganaseti

rattlesnake

utsanati - he has a bell

Rattlesnake Springs

Amogada Utsanati - assembly place for Removal

Rattlesnake's Master

Ganidawasgi - see also Catch-fly

Rattling Gourd

Ganseti - personal male name

raven

golanv, kalona, kalanu -title for lead war scout

Raven Mocker

Kalona Ayeliski, Kalanu Ahyeliski - Witch

raw (uncooked)

agosti

Read

Hi go li ya

really

do yu, Do'ke

reason

u yehl di

red

agigage, gigagei

red bird

dotsuwa, tatsuwa

red bug (Judas tree)

gagaki

Red Clay

Elawadiyi - Red Clay Georgia

Red Man

Asgaya Gigagei - Spirit of Lightening

Relatives (kinfolk)

go hus ti - a na da dv ni

remember

anh da di? a

resident

ehi

rest

ayiawa, hadawesolusda

Resurrected One

Tsulahisanvhi - Phoenix

Return

Hu lu tsa

Returns

U ni lu tsv

revenge

tsusasi

Rice

Go no he nv

rich

uwenahi

Richard

Tsuwenahi

ridge (mountain)

tsalegi

Ridge, Major

Ganvdalegi - He follows the ridge

ring

unestagu

Rising Fawn

Agilinina, Aginagili

river

u we yv? i, egwani

River (Long Man)

Yvwi Gvnahita - Spirit of the River

River (Tennessee)

egwanimaya

road

nv 'no 'hi

roast

gvtasku

roasting ear (corn)

tsaluyi

robbing

sahvsku

robbing (I am)

tsina sahvsku

robin (bird)

gaskwagu, tsiskwagwa, tsisquo'ga

rock

nvyu

Rock hit the water's skin. (poetic)

Nvya gvhniha ama ganega

Romans

lo mi i

rooster

atsvya, anitsvya

rose (wild, Cherokee)

tsistunagiska - rabbit's food

Rough

U da tsa dv di

row (a line)

adanvnv

rows (lines)

dudanvhnvi

run

a tle, atsvsti

runner (messenger)

datsidahi

Running Water

Amogayvhi, Amagayvhi

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