Category Archives: Words

Azee’ neikahi

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Azee’ is a Navajo word that refers to medicine. In most cases azee’, used in combination with any number of descriptors, creates a reference to a clinical environment. This means that medical terminology and diagnostic terms will sometimes repeat azee’ across many words in the same sentence. Neikahi (or sometimes neikáhí, or néikáhí) describes the […]

NavajoWOTD will return on Monday!

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I am excited to announce that regular postings will return after a months-long hiatus. Navajo Word of the Day began at my home, as a small way to spread understanding of Navajo culture. Posts were scheduled every morning at 2 AM so that east coasters would wake up to a new word. It wasn’t long […]

Updates on NavajoWOTD – a Navajo language learning community

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Yá’át’ééh, shik’éí dóó shidine’é; hello friends and supporters! Thanks a bunch for sticking with me the past few months. Unfortunately, last week I was diagnosed with cancer and will begin treatment this week in Phoenix. This means a few things have been delayed for supporters of the Indiegogo project, but I continue to work on […]

Níłtsą́

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Since the monsoon season is revving up and we’ll be hitting some monsoon season weather, today’s Navajo word, níłtsą́, refers to the rain. Somewhat similarly, and because you didn’t get a word yesterday, the Navajo word for hail is níló. Of course you’ll recall this post for wind (wind, wind?, wind!), which is still somewhat […]