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In English, there are the 5 Ws: who, what, when, where, and why. The Navajo word háí is the “who” word, and in the instance that the object is not a person, it also means “which.”

Earlier, we gave you the “what” word (/word/ha-at-ii/) – or há’át’íí / ha’íí. Notice how similar they are to each other.

A few useful phrases:

  • Háidíígíí - Which one
  • Háí bi- - Whose (Díísh háí bichidí? Whose vehicle is this?)
  • Háídíshą’ or Háidísh - Which (Háidísh nínízin? Which do you want?)
  • Háíshą’ or Háísh- Who (Háíshą’ ánít’į́? Who are you?)

[The post for “what” also contains a lot of useful phrases - check it out!]

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