Name Origins
Native American Languages

What are some Native American words for sun?

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June 03, 2014 5:01AM

Here are just a few:

Algonkin - kizis

Ojibwa (Chippewa) - kesis

Mohawk - kara'glwa

Oneida - wahneda

Creek - hos'see

Choctaw - hashi

Arikara - sakuunu

Pawnee - saku

Blackfoot - nato'si

Lakota - anpetu wi

Omaha - mi'he

Assiniboin - ompawee

Hidatsa - midi (or bidi)

Shoshoni - taipe

Mission Indian - tuka

Zuni - yahtokeah

Navajo - jóhonaaʼéí or: shá

Apache - skeemai

Maya - kin

Nahuatl (Aztec) - tonaltzintli