Naaldlooshii

Now that you’re familiar with ch’osh, today we’re introducing the Navajo word for ‘animal.’

The core part of the word, naaldloosh, translates roughly to English as “(it) walks around/about.” Inside that word is -dloo- which can indicate the act of walking.

As a general term, naaldlooshii refers to things that walk around on four legs. But, in some cases humans are spoken of as being a part of that sphere — we need a lot of the same things, like food, water, and shelter, in order to carry on.