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Abenaki Words to Describe Earth, Air, Water, & Fire

Last updated 12/28/99

Abenaki Words That Describe Earth, Air, Water, & Fire
English Word Abenaki Word Source Notes
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<- MOTHER EARTH ->
Earthen Basin ta lin Kimzowzi Awighigan 1830  
Field ki kon Kimzowzi Awighigan 1830  
Grass mski ko Kimzowzi Awighigan 1830  
Hole wo lakw Kimzowzi Awighigan 1830  
Hollow Place wol kaa Kimzowzi Awighigan 1830  
Homeland Ndakina   also spelled Ndakinna
Island Mnahan Henry Masta  
Island, Great Ktchimanan Gluskabe Stories - Bruchac  
Island, Small Manansis Return of the Sun - Bruchac Island which is small
Land Ki    
Mountain wa jo Kimzowzi Awighigan 1830  
Mountain Wajo Henry Masta  
Sand Nagako Henry Masta  
Sand/Gravel Amk Fanny Hardy Eckstrom  
Sandy Hill pne kokw Kimzowzi Awighigan 1830  
South Land Sawanaki Wind Eagle - Jos. Bruchac  
Stone Sen Henry Masta  
Stumpy pok ja na hwi ka Kimzowzi Awighigan 1830  
<- FATHER SKY ->
Air a wan Kimzowzi Awighigan 1830  
Air Awan Henry Masta  
Cloud a sokw Kimzowzi Awighigan 1830  
Dawn Waban    
Day Kizokw Henry Masta  
Day ki zokw Kimzowzi Awighigan 1830  
Daylight cha kwat Kimzowzi Awighigan 1830  
Hail sikw hla Kimzowzi Awighigan 1830  
Hot Weather wlo da Kimzowzi Awighigan 1830  
Moon Pouguas Henry Masta  
Morning Star Mesatawe Stories of the Dawnland - Bruchac  
Night Tebokw Henry Masta  
Noon pa skwa Kimzowzi Awighigan 1830  
Rainbow Managuen Henry Masta  
Star al akws Kimzowzi Awighigan 1830  
Star Alakws Henry Masta  
Sun Kizos    
Thunder Bedagi Reflections - Tsonakwa Rolling Thunder - a man's name
Wind Kzeloumsen Henry Masta  
<- PURIFYING WATER ->
Bog po bakw Kimzowzi Awighigan 1830  
Lake Nbes Henry Masta  
Great Lake kchin bes Kimzowzi Awighigan 1830  
Ocean Sobagw Faithful Hunter - Jos. Bruchac also Sobakw - Atlantic Ocean
Rapids Pountekw Henry Masta  
River Sibo Henry Masta  
River, Long Kwanitewk Dog People - Jos. Bruchac The Connecticut River
Great River kchi tukw Kimzowzi Awighigan 1830  
Swamp Mgoakw Henry Masta  
Water ne bi Kimzowzi Awighigan 1830  
Water N'be Fanny Hardy Eckstrom  
Water -tekw Henry Masta used as a prefix (often anglisized = took, tuck, or cook)
Waters in Between Bitawbagok Gluskabe Stories - Bruchac Lake Champlain
Little Water nbis Kimzowzi Awighigan 1830  
Wave te go Kimzowzi Awighigan 1830  
<- SACRED FIRE ->
Fire Skweda Henry Masta