behsh bee koh ih tsoh
What a scary, long word we have for you today! Yeeyah!
Actually, you’ve seen these words before but in various forms.
So can you figure out what it means?
We’ll help you along:
Now, here’s how it converts to English, roughly: the-metal—inside-it—fire—(structure-it-sets)—it-is-big.
You’d probably take a while to guess that it’s the Navajo word for ‘power plant’ or ‘generating station.’ Many coal-powered generating stations are located around Dinétah, and provide jobs for many Navajo people. The idea behind the word is that fire is contained within the big metal structure.
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