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Word for the Travel Wise (04/15/06)
Today's word is Blackfoot word used in the United States:
aohkíí - water
The Blackfoot language or Siksika, is an Algonquian lang spoken by some 8,000 people in southern Alberta, Canada and northern Montana. Despite its low numbers of persons speaking the Native American lingo the Blackfoot language is apparently seeing a linguist shift with the "Old Blackfoot" spoken by the older generations and the "New Blackfoot" being spoken by the younger ones. To learn more about the four distinct nations of the Blackfoot tribe, which includes that in northern Montana also known as the Blackfeet click here.
To learn more Blackfoot words you can look at the short lost found at Native-Languages.org. They also include several links to places online where further learning may happen. I clicked on a few which required passwords or didn't quite work, but I suggest you go through them all. Perhaps your server or luck will be better than my own.