Cosmo the dog, from New Mexico

Thank you to our speakers Kenneth Frank and Caroline Tritt-Frank for sharing our April 2021 Native Word of the Month in Dinjii Zhuh K’yaa (Gwich’in),

Łąįį  = Dog

Kenneth Frank: Shijyaa, łąįį daanch’yaa ni’ii? = My friend, how many dogs do you have?

Caroline Tritt-Frank: Łąįį ch’ihłak shi’ii. = I have one dog.

For more translations, view our Native word of the month archives on the Foundation website.

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