Lakota Greetings for Females part 2 by Matt Remle

Lakota Greetings for Females part 2*

Háƞ Šič’éši (Hello male-cousin)**

Háƞ Čépȟaƞši (Hello female-cousin)

Háƞ Lekší (Hello uncle)

Háƞ Tȟuƞwíƞ (Hello auntie)

Mitakuye oyasin
Wakinyan Waanatan (Matt Remle)
wakinyan

 

 

 

Vocals by Audrey Remle

Audrey Remle (far right) with other SIYAP youth

Audrey Remle (far right)

 

 

 

 

 

*For Dakota and Nakota dialect speakers simply change the “L” with “D” or “N”. For example: Lekší (Lakota), Dekší (Dakota), Nekší (Nakota)

**When meeting someone for the first time one would greet each other using the correct “cousin” gender term. If they discovered they were related, or they were to become snags, a different kinship, or relationship, term was used.

 

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