Speaking Everyday Lakota: Basic Greetings

LRInspire Native language preservation presents: Speaking Everyday Lakota: Basic Greetings. Here are different greetings that can be used for different times of the day.

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Híƞhaƞni láȟčiƞ (Good morning)

 

 

day

 

 

 

 

Aƞpétu wašté (Good day)

 

 

evening

 

 

 

 

Ȟtayétu wašté (Good evening)

 

 

night

 

 

 

 

Haƞhépi wašté (Good night)

 

 

Mitakuye oyasin

Vocals by Wakinyan Wa’anatan (Matt Remle)
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11 thoughts on “Speaking Everyday Lakota: Basic Greetings

  1. Han. Philamayaye 🙂
    It is not very easy but so beautiful language.
    One day i will speak lakota very well….i hope my english is not very good too lol
    What signification of “wakinyan wa’anatan”?
    With Wakinyan i think of thunder bird but i am not sure
    Hanhépi wašté
    😀

  2. Pilamaya ye for sharing for ones that want to learn 🙂 I’m doing great by hearing the pronunciations however I can’t do the guttural sounds., it’s too harsh for me and I’m worried that I won’t be able to speak fluently. Is it really needed??

  3. Hello and well met;

    I am an author wishing to use some Lakota phrases but it’s extremely important for me to get them correct. I have found some discrepancies online from different sources, so to say I am frustrated is an understatement.
    I am Metis (French/Ojibway) but I can speak neither language. Don’t ask. lol.
    I would very much appreciate it if I could ask you some questions through email.

    Many thanks!

    Karinn

  4. Hi. My ceremonial name is Night Sky Woman – I would like to know how to say it in Lakota
    Could you help me?

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