Category Archives: Words

Bił

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This is a Navajo word for sleepiness,  or drowsiness. This form of bił, in contrast to the similar sounding shił, nił, bił, and nihił (which mean “with me”, “with you”, and so on), can be considered a noun that does not change with the point of view. It can refer to anyone. Use this word […]

Dichin

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This is the Navajo word for hunger, or hungry. To state “I am hungry”, you would need to say “dichin nisin”. The word ‘nisin‘ typically means to ‘desire’ something, but in this context, as with “baa ahééh nisin” (“I am thankful”), it refers to what’s on your mind. Use the ‘nisin’ conjugation to change the […]

Nááhaiídą́ą́’

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The Navajo word nááhaiídą́ą́’ is a combination of nááhai and the particle -dą́ą́’. Nááhai expresses the concept of a year. It can be used in your Navajo Introduction to express age: “Naadiin ła’ éí shinááhai” (21 are my years). The -dą́ą́’ particle always comes at the end of a word to reference the past. The […]

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NEW THING ALERT! The NavajoWOTD ClanMaker (beta) is a way for you to make simple Navajo Clan charts. Put in your clans (including Bilagáana, Naakai Łizhinii, and Kiisáanii) and get a picture you can download. On the roadmap: better ways of sharing, more heritages, a more complete introduction, and more awesomeness. It’s in beta, so […]

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