Narragansett / English Vocabulary of 70 words & Phrases

Compiled with assistance from the Tomaquag Memorial Indian Museum, http://www.native-languages.org,
and “A Key Into The Language Of America”, by Roger Williams

Narragansett English
A-chi-e-no-ná-um-wem I speak very true
A-nûk-qua-que Far, so far, Long
A-nûm Dog
As-kûg Snake
As-kut-ta-a-quomp-sín How are you?
As-kût-ta-squash Squash (A Staple Food)
At-tuck Deer
Au-pûm-in-ea-naw-saûmp Dried corn meal boiled with water (A staple food)
Aû-sup Raccoon
A-waûn-e-wó Who is that?
Co-wám-ma-unsh I love you
Co-wam-maû-nuck He loves you
Co-wám-maus You are loving
Cut-shá-us-ha
Ha-wûn-shech Fare well
Kau-kont Crow
Kau-tán-tow-wit The Great South Wind God, the giver of corn and beans, to whose home all souls go at death.
Ke-én ka ne-en You and I
Ké-e-suck Sky, Heavens
Ke-e-suck-quánd The Sun God
Koo-hoo-kho-wem Owl
Man-i-tou god, spirit
Ma-nus-qus-sé-dash Beans (A staple food)
Mat-ta Nip-pán-na-wem I lie not
M-síck-qua-tash Boiled whole corn kernels (A staple food)
Mish-án-ne-ke Squirrel
Mosq Bear
Moôs Moose
Muck-qua-shím, (-wock) Wolf, (Wolves)
Na-ne-pau-shat Moon
Nau-maûs, (-suck) Fish, (Fishes)
Ná-mitch, com-me-te-sím-mim Stay, you must eat first.
Na-ne-paû-shat The Moon God
Nay-nay-o-û-me-wot Horse
Ne-én, Ke-én, E-wó I, You, He
Nees-se Two, 2
Ne-im-paû-og Thunder
Ne-pan-na Five, 5
Ne-tom-pa-ûog Friends
Né-top Friend
Nip-paw-us Sun
Nip-pe Water
Nish Three, 3
Nooh-kas-ah-kee Mother Earth
Noosh Father
Nux Yes
N-quit One, 1
Oh-ke-om-moo-se Bee
Pau-wau Medicine Man, Healer, Priest, Consulter of Spirits, Sorcerer, Advisor to the Chief. The Pau waw was concerned with everyone in his clan about matters of Spiritual & Physical Health. He was viewed as a concerned friend, although he held great power.
Pó-top Pa-uog Whales
Pus-sough Cougar
Sa-chem Chief
Se-po-é-me-se A little rivulet
Sé-sek Rattlesnake
Squnck Skunk
Suc-kis Clam
Tau-botdan-tamock-wut-che-wame We are giving Thanks for all things.
Táu-qus-fin deep
Tu-noc-ku-quas Frog
Tu-nup-pa Turtle (This is also the symbol of Mother Earth)
Tu-nup-pa-sog Turtles, (The “sog” makes it plural
Won-kis Fox
Waum-pé-shau White Man
Wa-û-pi Wind
Wunnegin Welcome!
Wus-ke-é-suck (-quash) Eye, (Eyes)
Waû-tuck-ques Rabbit
We-é-kan Sweet
Wut-tá-him-ne-ash Strawberry
Ya-tá-a-nit The Fire God
Yoh Four (4)