Useful phrases in Oʼodham

A collection of useful phrases in Oʼodham (O’odham Ñeoki), an Uto-Aztecan language spoken mainly in Arizona in the USA, and also northern Mexico.

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Key to abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal, sg = singular (said to one person), pl = plural (said to more than one person).

Phrase O’odham Ñeoki
Hello (on phone) Hello
How are you? Shap kaij?
Shapai masma?
Reply to 'How are you?' Maña sape, api hig?
What's your name? Shap cehgig?
My name is ... B añ cehgig ...
Where are you from? Bap ud amjedkam?
I'm from ... Añ ud ... amjedkam
Pleased to meet you Añi añ skegig emnam
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Skeg tash
Skeg sialig
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Skeg hudñig
Good night Sap g o koks
Goodbye
(Parting phrases)
Oi g him
Have a nice day Pt o stahad id i tashkaj
Yes Hauʼu
No Piaʼa
I don't know Pi iñ mac
Do you understand? Nap a s’amicud
I understand Amic ant
I don't understand Pi int amic
Please speak more slowly Sbagi g ñeok
Please say that again B g ep ce:i
Please write it down N g o’ohan
Do you speak English? Nap ñeok miliganaj?
Do you speak Oʼodham? Nap ñeok O'odham Ñeoki?
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Hau’u, nt ha smac O’odham Ñeoki
Do you speak a language
other than
Oʼodham?
Nap api ñeok gavul Ñeoki?
Speak to me in Oʼodham Ñeokiñ o’odhamaj ñvem
How do you say ... in Oʼodham? Shapt masma hab o cei o'odhamaj?
How much is this? K he’ekia namkig ida?
Where's the toilet / bathroom? Ba o g bitkud?
Do you come here often? No cum hekid jijivha mu’ikko?
I miss you Añi añ pi medagi
I love you Ant o snohohoid
Go away! Himto gm hu!
Leave me alone! Ndagitoñ!
Help! Ñvemt!
Fire! Nahnda!
Stop! Ha’as!
Call the police! Cicililihi hihnad

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Links

Other collections of Oʼodham phrases
http://www.travelphrases.info/languages/oodham.htm
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Appendix:Basic_O'odham_phrases

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