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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

wahoo tree

tsuwadona

wake up

a ye ga

walk

a? i

walking stick

udaolanusti

walnut

tsade, sedi

walnut hominy

kanutsi

walnut oil

tsadekai, sedikai

want (I)

a?wdu'li, a?waduli'a

want(he/she)

udu'li, udu'lia

want(they)

unadu'li, unadu'lia

want(you)

tsadu'li, tsadu'lia

Wanted

A qua du lis gv

war

danawa

war chief

nuguweusv, Egwayastigi - Great Warrior

war club

atasi

war ford

danawastvyi

war hawk (ax)

danawa ahigalusti

war paint

wodi

war path

danawanunehi, danawanvnehi

war pole

atadedawastodi

war stick (chief's banner)

adaskwalunestodi

warm

u ga na wa, delaka

warrior

ayastigi

Warrior Society (men's)

AniAyastigi

Warrior Society (women's)

AniGitlugvahita - Long Hair Society

was (past tense)

gesei

wash

adiwasti

wasp

kan(a)ts(i)sdetsi

watch (clock)

wa tsi

watch (watching)

akaluga

water

a `ma

water beetle

dayunisi - beaver's grandmother

water cress

gulahi

water dog

tsuwa - mud puppy

water jar

vtiya

water lily

amayeduhi

water mocassin

u'gan'te:na, unigan'te:na

water rolling over rocks

amatugwalvyi

Water Spirits

Yvwi amayinehi - water dwelling people

waterfall

amaskagahi

we

a yv

we

di - added prefix

We will see one another again (plural)

dodadagohvi

We will see one another again (singular)

donadagohvi

wealth

naguse

weasel

tsisgatsi daloni, tsisgatsidelohi

weaver

tsuola

web site

kananesga usilidewisv nusda

Weeds

Ga nu lv hi

weep

detloyasti

welcome

tsilugi

west (It goes down there)

udiligvyi

West (twilight land)

Usvhiyi

wet

ga du li di

wet

ama

what

ga do

what am I doing?

do gadvne, gado gadvnev

what are they doing?

do anadvne, gado anadvnea, gado anadvnev

What are you called?

Ga do detsadoa?

What is he called?

Ga do degadoa

what are you doing?

do hadvne, gado hadvnev

what did you just say?

dogi hadia, gadogi hadia

what do you want?

gado usdi tsaduli, gado usdi tsadulia

what is he/she doing?

do advne, gado advnev

what is it?

do usdi, gado usdi

what is your address?

hatlv gowel ditsanesdi, hatlv gohweli ditsanesdi

what is your name?

gado detsado gado detsadoa

what kind?

gado usdi waduli, awadulia

what(a thing)

gado

what(did you say)?

hv?

Wheat

U tsa le s di

wheel

dikwalihu

when

hi la yv? i

where

ha tlv, gatsu

where do you live?

hatlv hinel, hatlv hinela

which?

gado

Which color is it?

Gadousdi asuwita?

whippoorwill

waguli

whiskey

ama atsila

white

unega, yonega

White Man Killer

Unegadihi - personal name

White Owl

Ugugunega - personal name

who

ga gi, kaga

Who is that?

Ga ga na?

whole

gv hwa no sda

Why?

Do hv?

wife

u da li? i

wife

adalii

wife(my)

agstayvhvsgi, agwstayvhvsgi

wild

gayadahi

wild (animals)

inagehi

wildcat (bobcat)

gvhi

will o' the wisp

atsiladiyehi - fire carrier

willow

delegaliski

wind

u 'no le, unule

wind - it is blowing

'ga no 'lv sga

window

tso la ni

winds (the four)

nvgitsvle

WindWalker

Eladildasdi'nole

winter

kala

winter wren

tsistsis, tsitsi

wise

agatanai

witch

tsigili - horned owl

with

gv di

with out a mind

nu dahn tv ta

with the hands

uwa'yi guti - a ballplay term

wolf

waya

woman

a ge ya

won't

u du li ha

wood

ata, ada

woodpecker

gugutsa, talala

wool

uwanutalala

wooly

unuduna

Word

Ka ne I s di

Words

Di ka ne I s di

world

e 'lo 'hi

worm

gaskaya, sgoyi, tsvsgo'yi

worn out

uwata - old

worship/pray

a da 'do 'lis do 'ti

wound

asanudai

wounded

asanunu

wren

tseni'

Write

Ho we lv ga

Y

yard

'o 'ni

year

udatiyahu

yell

geluhvsga

yellow

dalonega, dalonige

yellow hammer

unigada

yellow jacket (wasp)

diskai, tsasgaya

yellow mockingbird

huhu

yellow money (gold)

adela dalonega

yes

vv

yes

vv, vskaga, asehi

yesterday

sv hi, usahi

yet

si

you

ni hi, nehi

You all come around again

Itsedolvi

You come around again

Ihedolvi

you read

hi go li ya

you write

ho we lv ga

young

nita, awanita

yourself

tsv sa

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