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Cherokee Animals

Animals and related vocabulary

EnglishCherokee
animals ehna?i
alligator (also means iron pot) tsu-la-s-gi
animal ga-na-tla-i
ant do-sv-da-li
antelope a-wi-yu-sti
antlers a-wi-tsu-yo-ni
armadillo u-ya-s-ga-li
badger i-no-li
bait, fish a-su-di ga-(to)-di
bareback (literally without saddle) ni-ga-ya-hu-lv-na
bat tla-me'-ha
bay, horse u-wo-di-ge so-qui-li
beast (lit. 4 legged) nv-gi di-ga-nv-sa-di
beaver, beavers do'-ya
bear, bears yo-n(v)(a)
bed bug ga-lu-i-s-di
bee wa-du-li:-si
beef wa-ka ha-wi-ya
beef, fattened wa-ka ga-li-(tsa)-ta-nv
bird, birds tsi'-s'qua
blackbird tsi-s-qua-li-s-da
blackfox gv-ni-ge-tsu-li
blacksnake (climber) ga-le-gi
bluebird tsa-quo'-la-de
bluejay tla-i?-ga
boar si-qua tsu-ka-nv-s-de-na
bobcat, bobcats gv-he
buffalo, buffaloes ya'-n'-s-si' / yansa
bull tsu-ka-nv-s-de-na
bullfrog kan'-nu-na
butterfly ka-ma-ma
buzzard su-li:
camel ke-mi-li
cardinal to-tsu'-hwa
cat, cats we-s(a)(i)
catfish tsu-li-s-da-na:-li / tsu-n'-li-s-da-na'-li
centipede tsu-ga-no-tsi
chickadee tsi-ga-li:-li
chicken, chickens tsi-ta:-ga
chipmunk ki-yu:-ga
cobra kwa-n-da-i-o-ha
collar, horse u-na-ha-tlv-di
cow, cattle wa-ga
cowhide wa-ka ga-ne-ga
crawfish tsi:-s-dv-na
cricket ta-la-du
crow ko:-g(a)(i)
dead, animal u-li-wo-tsv-i
deer (singular and plural) v'-s-gi-yi / a-wi
dog, dogs gi-tli
donkey (long-eared) di-ga-li-nv'-hi-dv
donkeys di-ni-ga-li-nv'-hi-dv
dove, / pigeon wo:-ya
dove, mourning (lit. cries for acorns) gu-le di-s-go-ni
dragonfly wa-da-du-ga
drake, male duck ka-wo-nu a-tsv-ya
duck ka-wo:-n(i)
ducklings ka-wo-nu a-ni-dv
eagle wo-ha'-li
earthworm u-tsi:-ya / u-ni-tsi:-ya
eel tlv-de-ga
elephant ka-ma-ma (this is also the word for butterfly, it has to do with ears.)
elk a-wi e-qua
ewe a-gi-si u-no-de-na
fawn ah-wi a-gi-na
fish a-tsa?-di
flea chu-h-ga
fly tvh?-ga
flying squirrel te-wa
fox, foxes tsu'-(t)la'
fox, red tsu-la u-wo-di-ge
fox sparrow wa:-kv:-ta
frog wa-lo-si
fur u-wu-ya-ta-nv
geese sa-sa-u-ni-go-di
giraffe ga-lv-n-di a-ls-da-gi-s-gi
goat u'-k(a)-so?-tsa-ne-dv
goats u-na-k(s)-so-tsa-ne-dv
goose sa:-sa
grasshopper to-la-tsga
green snake se-la-gwo-ya
groundhog o'-ga-na'
ground squirrel gi-yu-ga
grubs s-go-yi / tsv'-s-go'-yi
guinea, fowl gu-que-tsu-(na)-s-di
guinea pig oh-we-li
hawk to-wo'-d(i)
heifer wa-ka a-gi-na
hoot owl u-gu-ku
hornet ka-n(a)-ts(i)-s-de-tsi
horse, horses so'-qui-li
horsefly da-ma-ga
hounddog gi-hli di-ga?-le-nv-hi-da
howl ge-lu-hv-s-di
hummingbird wa-le-li
jack rabbit tse-gi tsi-s-du
kangaroo di-lta-de-gi tsi-s-de-tsi yu-s-di
katydid si-gi-gi
leopard tlv-da-tsi u-nv-tsa-di
lion tla-da-tsi / hlv-da-ji
livestock ga-na-hla?-i
lizard ti-yo'-ha-li'
locust lo-lo
louse, lice ti:-na
meadowlark (also means star) no:-k(i)'-si'
mink e:-tli
mole to-ni:-qua
monkey a-da-le-s-gi-yi'-s-gi / a-n'-da-le-s-gi-yi'-s-gi
mosquito do-sa
moth wa-so-hla
mourning dove gu-le di-s-go-hni-hi
mouse tsi-s-de-tsi
mud dauber di-guhl-di-s-gi
otter tsi-ya)
owl wa-hu-hi
oyster da-gv-na
panther, panthers (also means large wildcat) tlv-da-tsi'
perch a-go:-li / a-ni-go:-li
pig, pigs si'-qua
polar bear yo-na u-ne-ga
porcupine di-li tsu-tsa-o-s-di
o'possum (lit. smiling pig) si-quu:-tse-ts' / u-tse-tsdi
quail guhgwe
rabbit, rabbits tsi'-s(a)-du
raccoon, raccoons kv-tli
rat tsi-s-de-tsi
rattlesnake u-tso'-n(a)-ti' / u-n'-tso'-n'-ti'
redbird to-tsu-hwa
robin tsi-s-gwo-gwo rooster
roosters a-ni-tsv'-ya
sapsucker kv-gwo:-ha
scorpion tsi-s-dv-na a-da-tsv-i-s-gi
sheep (woolly) u-no-de:-n(a)
sheep (plural) u-ni-no-de:-n(a)
skunk, skunks di?-li
snake i'-na-dv
snapping turtle sa-li-gu-gi
spider ka-na-ne'-s-gi
spiders a-ni-ka-na-ne'-s-gi
squirrel sa-lo-li
tadpole / toad teh?ga
terrapin da-ksi
tick gu-ga-(i)
tiger hlv-da-tsi
turkey gv-na
turtle dv(ga)si
turtle, snapping sa-le-gu-gi
turtle, softshell u-la-no
wasp ka-n(a)-ts(i)-s-de-tsi
water mocassin u'-ga-n'-te:-na / (plural) u-ni-ga-n'-te:-na
weasel (lit. yellow rat) d-lo'-ni-ge tsi-s-de-tsi
whippoorwill tsgwa-le-gwa-la
winter wren tsi-s-tsi-s / tsi-tsi
wolf, wolves wa-hya / wa-ya
woodrat ka-niw-ksa u-ta-na
worms s-go-yi / tsv-s-go'-yi
wren tse-ni'
yellowjacket tsa-s-ga-ya
yellow mockingbird hu-hu
zebra so-gwi-li tsu-lv-da-nv-ni
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