07 February 2006

Native American Curses

Here are translations of some classic Native American curses.

* Shungka sapa! (“Black dog!”)
Lakota; pronounced: shoong-kah suh-pah

* Chiidiini! (“You devil!”)
Navaho; pronounced: ch-nnn-dee-kni

* Poksona! (“Dog lover!”)
Hopi; pronounced: poak-so-nah

* Tsi’ tek! (“Eat shit!”)
Mohawk; pronounced: dzee’-dunk

* Akwo niwihdi nanina! (“Go far away from me and walk around some other place!”)
Navaho; pronounced: a-coe nah-wet-day nanina

* Wiyengyeska! (“Half breed!”)
Lakota; pronounced: wee-yeng-es-kah

* Kanelsona! (“Sheep lover!”)
Hopi; pronounced: kuh-nel-so-nuh

* Wozhapi gleglegha yuta ichhagha! (“You who grew up on given away pudding!”)
Lakota; pronounced: woe-zhah-pee gle-gle-ghah yoo-tah eech-hah-ghah

* Gijiid! (“Your anus!”)
Ojibwee; pronounced: gi-jeed

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