Category Archives: Words

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Naashá

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The Navajo word naashá is a 1st Person Singular verb that means “to walk around”. You’ll remember it from the “Introducing Yourself in Navajo” post. Most Navajo action words have 9 different forms (12, if you count the ‘second’ third person form) that reflect the point of view and the quantity of those engaged in […]

Introducing Yourself in Navajo

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These few lines are used to introduce yourself in front of groups. In Navajo, it wasn’t very common for people to include their name when they met new groups of people. Often, it is more relevant to state the clans and the places one is from, or where they live. Starting the introduction off is […]

Bįįh

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The Navajo word bįįh refers to the deer. It is held that early Diné people hunted deer, and from these created buckskin clothing. The leather was also used in creating kélchí (kéłchí) – or moccasins – and the feminine variant ké ntsaaí. Very little was wasted when it came to hunting and capturing animals. Deer provided […]

Diné Bizaad yee Nidaazbaa’ígíí

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In Remembrance of Navajo Code Talker Albert Smith, here is our post for ‘Navajo Code Talker’ from August 14. Today is a special day: National Navajo Code Talkers’ Day. As such, we bring you the Navajo word for ‘Navajo Code Talkers.’ Diné Bizaad – Navajo, it’s (their) language yee – with it, or by means of it […]