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In the Quapaw language the word for dog is "shunke".
In the Abenaki language the word for dog is "alemos".
In the Blackfoot language it is "imitáá".
The Cherokee called them "gitli".
There are more than 300 other native American languages.
Native Americans are not all one kind of people. The various tribes speak, lived, dressed, and often look differently. They have their own separate histories and religious beliefs.
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