Family words in Navajo

Words for family members and other relatives in Navajo (Diné Bizaad), an Athabaskan language spoken in Arizona and New Mexico in the USA.

  Navajo
family k’é; ak’éí; hakʼéí; hooghan hazʼą́
relative hakʼéí
father shizhé’é
mother shimá
child, children awééʼ; áłchíní
son biyeʼ; biyáázh; ghe’
daughter achʼéʼé; hatsiʼ
husband hahastiin
wife hweʼesdzáán
brother shinaaí (older); shitsilí (younger)
sister shiadí (older); shideezhi (younger)
uncle shibízhí shizhéʼé yázhí (father's brother)
shidá’í (mother's brother)
aunt shibízhí shimá (father's sister)
shimá yázhi (mother's sister)
cousin shik’is (father's brother's son)
shi lah (father's brother's daughter)
nephew
niece atsi’ (brother's daughter)
grandparent bitsoi
grandfather shinálí (paternal) shicheii (maternal)
grandmother shinálí (paternal) shimásání (maternal)
grandchild bitsóóké
grandson hatsóí ashkiígíí
granddaughter
brother-in-law hayé
daughter-in-law hazháʼáád
son-in-law aadaaní; doishʼíinii; doo yooʼíinii

Sources

https://navajowotd.com/word/akei/
https://glosbe.com/en/nv
http://navajopeople.org/blog/ke-dine-navajo-kinship-system/
https://timenm.com/navajo-language-family.html

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