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Thank you to our speakers Steven Nikolai, Sr. and his grandson, Blake Nikolai, for sharing our July 2021 Native Word of the Month in Dinak’i (Upper Kuskokwim)!

Dineje = Moose

Dineje dot’anh? = What is the moose doing?

Dineje nok’ot miłdiłanh dighnoisdinh ts’e’ hits’tsa el’gotch’. = The moose was sleeping on the sandbar and got up and ran.

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

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