Common ArapahoWords

Arapaho = hinono'ei
Indian = 3owo3nenitee
European-American = nih'oo3oo

woman = hisei
man = hinen
girl = hiseihihi'
boy = honoh'oehihi'
elder = beh'eihehi' (man)
elder = betebihehi' (woman)
plains = hi3o'owu'
mountains = hoho'enii
river = niicie
sun = hiisiis

Traditional Culture:

buffalo = hii3einoon
tepee = niiinon
horse = woxhoox
Sun Dance = hoseihoowu'
warrior = notikoniihii

Contemporary Culture:

car = hotii
school = neyei3eino'oowu' ('learning house')
basketball (the game) = kookoh'ohwoot
computer = koonoh'e'inoo' ('it knows all')
house = ho'oowu'

 

 

 

Greetings

Hello = heebe (man to man)
Hello = tous (all others)
How are you? = kooni'iini
Fine = nii'iini
Goodbye = heetce'noohobe3en