Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Article 1) in languages of North America

Language families

Eskimo-Aleut, Algonquian, Iroquoian, Na-Dene, Muskogean, Salishan, Siouan, Oto-Manguean, Uto-Aztecan, Mayan, Misumalpan, Tarascan, Zoquean


Eskimo-Aleut

Aleut (Unangam Tunuu)

Anĝaĝinam huzungis agaxtakuu ingisxigikux̂ ama liidax̂ nagan sahnganaxtada. Txin sakaaĝatal anagis mataxchx̂ida inaqamchix̂ agangudaganasaaĝiiĝutakus ludaangan huzuu ngaan quĝasaatakus.
Translated into Aleut by Halluuq Ungungai

Greenlandic (Kalaallisut)

Inuit tamarmik inunngorput nammineersinnaassuseqarlutik assigiimmillu ataqqinassuseqarlutillu pisinnaatitaaffeqarlutik. Silaqassusermik tarnillu nalunngissusianik pilersugaapput, imminnullu iliorfigeqatigiittariaqaraluarput qatanngutigiittut peqatigiinnerup anersaavani.
(Immikkoortoq 1 Inuttut pisinnaatitaaffit pillugit silarsuarmioqatigiinnut nalunaarut)

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Inuktitut (ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ)

Nunavut Inuktitut
ᐃᓄᓗᒃᑖᑦ ᐃᓅᓕᓵᓐᖑᖅᐳᑦ ᓇᖕᒥᓃᕈᖕᓇᓯᒪᖃᖅɬᐅᑎᒃ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᖕᒥᒡᓗ ᐃᓕᑕᕆᔭᐅᔾᔪᑦᓯᐊᖃᖅɬᐅᑎᒡᓗ ᐱᔪᖕᓇᐅᑎᑕᐅᖃᖅɬᐅᑎᒃ. ᐃᓱᒪᒃᓴᖅᓯᐅᕈᖕᓇᑦᓯᐊᕐᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐃᓅᑦᓯᐊᕈᑎᒋᔭᕐᓗ ᐱᓕᖅᑐᖓᐅᑦᑐᑦ, ᐊᓯᐊᓐᖑᕐᓄᓪᓗ ᐃᓕᐅᕐᓂᕐᕕᖃᑎᒌᑦᑕᕈᒃᓴᕆᐊᖃᕋᓗᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᖃᑕᓐᖑᑎᒌᖅᖃᑎᒌᑦᑐᑦ ᐊᓂᕐᓂᖅᓵᕐᓂ.
(ᑎᑎᖅᖃᖅᓯᒪᔪᖅ 1 ᑭᑐᑐᐃᓐᓇᑦ ᐱᔪᖕᓇᐅᑎᑦ ᓯᓚᕐᔪᐊᕐᒥᐅᖃᑎᒌᓐᓄᑦ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᐅᑎᑦ)

Transliteration

Inuluktaat inuulisaannguqput nangminiirungnasimaqaqɬutik ajjigiingmiglu ilitarijaujjutsiaqaqɬutiglu pijungnautitauqaqɬutik. Isumaksaqsiurungnatsiarnirmik inuutsiarutigijarlu piliqtungauttut, asianngurnullu iliurnirviqatigiittaruksariaqaraluaqput qatanngutigiiqqatigiittut anirniqsaarni.
(Titiqqaqsimajuq 1 Kitutuinnat pijungnautit silarjuarmiuqatigiinnut nalunaiqsiutit)

Nunavik Inuttitut
ᐃᓅᔪᓕᒫᑦ ᐊᓂᖅᑎᕆᔪᓕᒫᑦ ᐃᓅᓚᐅᕐᒪᑕ ᐃᓱᒪᕐᓱᕐᖢᑎᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᔾᔨᐅᖃᑎᒌᒃᖢᑎᒃ ᓂᕐᓱᐊᖑᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᐅᑎᑎᒍᑦ. ᐃᓱᖃᖅᑐᖁᑎᖃᕐᑎᑕᐅᕙᓕᕐᐳᑦ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᖃᕐᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᓯᒪᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᔾᔪᑎᖃᕆᐊᖃᓕᕐᑐᑦ ᐃᒻᒥᖕᓅᖃᑎᒌᒡᓗᑎᒃ ᐅᒃᐱᕐᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᖃᑕᙳᑎᒌᑦᑎᐊᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᒃᑯᓪᓗ.
(ᐃᓚᖓ 1 ᓯᓚᕐᔪᐊᕐᒥᐅᑦ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᐅᑎᖓ ᑭᓇᒃᑯᑐᐃᓐᓇᐃᑦ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᐅᑎᖏᑦ)

Transliteration

Inuujulimaat aniqtirijulimaat inuulaurmata isumarsurlatik ammalu ajjiuqatimiiklutik nirsuangunikkut ammalu pijunnaititigut. Isuqaqtuqartitauvalirput pijjutiqarnikkuut qatangmutimiittiariqaqnikullu.
(Ilanga 1 Silarjuarmiut nalunaiqsiutinga kinakkutuinnait pijunnautingit)

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Algonquian

Arapaho (Hinono'eitiit)

Beisiihi' hineeniteeno' tohcebii'oo3i' beehni'iine'etii3i', beehnii3inou'u nuhu' neneehiisou'u niihenehiitoono noh bobooteenetiit. Heetnookohuusniini'iheti3i' wootii hiniito'eino hookoh niini'kokoh'u3ecoo3i' noh hee'eihi3i'.

Arapaho translation provided by a Magistri Arapaho Tutor

Cree (Nehiyawuk) (Swampy Cree)

ᒥᓯᐌ ᐃᓂᓂᐤ ᑎᐯᓂᒥᑎᓱᐎᓂᐠ ᐁᔑ ᓂᑕᐎᑭᐟ ᓀᐢᑕ ᐯᔺᑲᐣ ᑭᒋ ᐃᔑ ᑲᓇᐗᐸᒥᑯᐎᓯᐟ ᑭᐢᑌᓂᒥᑎᓱᐎᓂᐠ ᓀᐢᑕ ᒥᓂᑯᐎᓯᐎᓇ᙮ ᐁ ᐸᑭᑎᓇᒪᒋᐠ ᑲᑫᑕᐌᓂᑕᒧᐎᓂᓂᐤ ᓀᐢᑕ ᒥᑐᓀᓂᒋᑲᓂᓂᐤ ᓀᐢᑕ ᐎᒋᑴᓯᑐᐎᓂᐠ ᑭᒋ ᐃᔑ ᑲᓇᐗᐸᒥᑐᒋᐠ᙮

Transliteration

misiwe ininiw tipenimitisowinik eshi nitawikit nesta peywakan kici ishi kanawapamikiwisit kistenimitisowinik nesta minikowisiwima. e pakitimamacik kaketawenitamowininiw nesta mitonenicikaniniw nesta wicikwesitowinik kici ishi kamawapamitocik.

Mi'kmaq

Msit mimajulnu'k weskwijinu'ltijik alsumsultijik aqq newte' tett wkpimte'tmut aqq koqwajo'taqnn wejkul'aqmititl.

Ojibwe (ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ)

(unpointed)
ᑲᑭᓇᐌᓀᓐ ᑲᐱᒪᑎᓯᐗᑦ ᓂᑕᐎᑭᐗᒃ ᑎᐯᓂᒥᑎᓱᐎᓂᒃ ᒥᓇ ᑕᐱᑕ ᑭᒋᐃᓀᑕᑯᓯᐎᓐ ᑲᔦ ᑌᐸᑫᑕᑯᓯᐎᓐ᙮ ᐅᑕᔭᓇᐗ ᒥᑲᐎᐎᓐ ᑲᔦ ᓂᑄᑲᐎᓐ ᒥᓇᐗ ᑕᔥ ᒋᐃᔑᑲᓇᐗᐸᑎᐗᐸᓐ ᐊᒐᑯ ᒥᓄᐎᒋᐎᑎᐎᓂᒃ᙮

(pointed)
ᑲᐦᑭᓇᐌᓀᓐ ᑳᐱᒫᑎᓯᐙᑦ ᓂᐦᑖᐎᑭᐗᒃ ᑎᐯᓂᒥᑎᓱᐎᓂᒃ ᒦᓇ ᑖᐱᑕ ᑭᐦᒋᐃᓀᓐᑖᑯᓯᐎᓐ ᑲᔦ ᑌᐸᑫᓐᑖᑯᓯᐎᓐ᙮ ᐅᑕᔮᓈᐙ ᒥᐦᑲᐎᐎᓐ ᑲᔦ ᓂᑆᐦᑳᐎᓐ ᒦᓇᐙ ᑕᐦᔥ ᒋᐃᔑᑲᓇᐙᐸᓐᑎᐙᐸᓐ ᐊᐦᒑᐦᑯ ᒥᓄᐐᒋᐎᑎᐎᓂᒃ᙮

Transliteration

Kakinawenen kapimatisiwat nitawikiwak tipenimitisowinik mina tapita kiciinetakosiwin kaye tepaketakosiwin. Otayanawa mikawiwin kaye nipwakawin minawa tash ciishikanawapatiwapan acako minowiciwitiwinik.

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Iroquoian

Cherokee (ᏣᎳᎩ/tsalagi)

ᏂᎦᏓ ᎠᏂᏴᏫ ᏂᎨᎫᏓᎸᎾ ᎠᎴ ᎤᏂᏠᏱ ᎤᎾᏕᎿ ᏚᏳᎦᏛ ᎨᏒᎢ. ᎨᏥᏁᎳ ᎤᎾᏓᏅᏖᏗ ᎠᎴ ᎤᏃᏟᏍᏗ ᎠᎴ ᏌᏊ ᎨᏒ ᏧᏂᎸᏫᏍᏓᏁᏗ ᎠᎾᏟᏅᏢ ᎠᏓᏅᏙ ᎬᏗ.

Transliteration

Nigada aniyvwi nigegudalvna ale unitloyi unadehna duyugadv gesvi. Getsinela unadanvtedi ale unotlisadi ale squu gesv tsunilvwisdanedi anatlinvtlv adanvdo gvdi.

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Na-Dene

Navajo (Diné)

Bilaʼashdaʼii tʼáá ałtsoh yiníkʼehgo bidizhchįh dóó aheełtʼeego ílį́į́go bee baahóchįʼ. Eíí háníʼ dóó hánítshakees hwiihdaasyaʼ eíí binahjį́ʼ ahidiníłnáhgo álíleekʼehgo kʼé bee ahił niidlį́.

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Muskogean

Chickasaw

Himmaka' nittakookano hattak yokasht toksalicha'nikat ki'yo. Hattak mómakat ittíllawwi bíyyi'kacha nanna mómaka ittibaachaffa'hitok.

Creek (Mvskoke)

Este vtekat, estimv ton omestowis, svlvfkekot heckvkvtet omet, vrvkkuecvke tayat, momen enyekcetv este vtekat emete mowvlkoset omes. Hoporrenkv momen fvccetv emvkhoyvtet omekv este etvkv vtekat emetecvkketv empoyvfekcv ofvn etohecvkvranet omes.

Translation by Patrick Davis

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Salishan

Saanich (SENĆOŦEN)

SI,SI,OB BE₭OȻBIX̲ ,UQEȾ. ,ESZUW̲IL ELQE,. ,ESTOLX ELQE, ESDUQUD ,ESXEĆBID ȽṮUBEX̲ ELQE, ŚÍISȽ ,ÁL,ÁLŦ.

Lushootseed (dxʷləšúcid)

siʔsiʔab bəkʼʷaʔkʷbixʷ ʔugʷəc. ʔəsdᶻəw'il əlgʷəʔ . ʔəstalx̌ əlgʷəʔ ʔəst'ugʷud, ʔəsx̌əčbid ƛʼubexʷ əlgʷəʔ shuyils ʔalʔalš.

Translated by the Magistri Lushootseed Tutor

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Siouan

Lakota (Lakhóta)

Wičháša na wíŋyaŋ otóiyohi iglúhapi na iyéhaŋyaŋ wówažapi. Tȟaŋmáhel slol'íč'iyapi na kičhíwičhowepi s'e kičhíčhuwapi kta héčha.
Translated into Lakota Sioux by Joe Bellman

Hear a recording of this text by Jared Lanz

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Oto-Manguean

Chinanteco

Lej ni sou tsa lisia ijaa sia ikou' ne kojo jï ne juso ne jmo' re ju i s' jmo' nö sala ne sasno.

Chinanteco, Ajitlán

La juu dsa lu siä Dsa kö ñi ba dsa, nía kö ni' ba na lu' dsa e dsa tï é li jnia' roö'.

Mazahua (Jñatjo)

Texe yo nte'e chjetrjoji, angezeji ximi xo'oji ñeje k'inchiji, nesta ra ngara na jo'o k'o dyaja e nte'e.

Mazatec (En Ngixo)

Nga ndindie xuta ngatsen de´e ko ngondsejen ngatjin-kjua nga xchandinkon nt'a ngondsejen ngatjin kokjin-tokon,kotjinkjua nga takie engajan skuendinkon xkjin.

Mixtec (Tu'un Sávi / Dà'àn Dávi)

Taka ma ñayi nguiakoi ñayivi ñatu na ja'a tnu'u ja kusa'a ndeva'ña-i, su'uva kajito va'aña-i, yuka ku ja jiniñu'u ja kukototna-i.

Otomi (Hñähñu)

Gotho nu kja'ni i mui ra zoo i gotho ro kuchti, i tu'ni nu ro ña padä bini i da budi, da mui ra zoo koyu gotho yu kja'ni i yo kuadi.

Zapotec, Güilá

Ra'ta ra bu:unny ra:aaly liebr cëhnn te'bloh deree'ch cëhnn dignidaa. Ra:alyne:erih gahll ri:e:eny cëhnn saalyb, chiru' na:a pahr ga:annza'crih loh sa'rih.

Zapotec, Miahuatlán

Diti mien ndied xa yent kuan nkie xa nak rieti xa diba xa rola.

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Uto-Aztecan

Nahuatl (nāhuatl/nawatlahtolli)

Nochi tlakamej uan siuamej kipiaj manoj kuali tlakatisej, nochi san se totlatechpouiltilis uan titlatepanitalojkej, yeka moneki kuali ma timouikakaj, ma timoiknelikaj, ma timotlasojtlakaj uan ma timotlepanitakaj.

Pipil (Nawat/náhuat)

Muchi ne tay gen tu weyga nestiwit tamagixti genga tik ekneliat wan ipal wan gichiwtiwit ipal ma munegigan ne se pal ne se.

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Mayan

Huasteco (Teenek)

Patal an inik ani an uxum u wa'tsinal walkadh abal jununúl kin bats'uw an alwa'taláb ani ka pidhan in éy jant'ini' in tomnál; in kwa'al in tsalpádh ani in k'ayá' abal kin k'anidha' in juntal.

Kaqchikel (Kaqchikel Ch'ab'äl)

Konojel ri winaqi' kan kalaxib'en pe ri kolotajïk, ri junan kiq'ij, ri junan kejqalen, junan kich'ojib'al pa kik'aslen, xa achi'el k'a ri kik'ojlen, ri kinojib'al kichajin xa tik'amun k'a chi nimaläj konojel xtikajo' ki'.

Mam (Qyol Mam)

Kyaqiilqe winaq nchi itz'aj tuj kopib'il, juunx kychuwiinqal b'ix kyokleen, kyja'tzan tuj tb'aanal xiinv'il tu'n kyanq'iin tuj b'ank'u'j kyxool.

Q'eqchi'

Chijunil li poyanam juntaq'eet wankil xloq'al naq nake'yo'la, ut kama' ak reheb' naq wan xna'leb'eb ut nake'reek'a rib', tento naq te'xk'am rib' sa' usilal chirib'ilrib'eb'.

Tojolabal (Tojolꞌabꞌal)

Spetsanal ja swinkil ja lu'um k'inali junxta wax jul schonjel, sok ja sijpanub'ali, ja yuj ojni b'ob' sk'u'luk ja jas sk'ana-i ja b'as lekilali, ja yuj ja ay sk'ujoli sok ay spensari t'ilan oj yilsb'aje lek sok ja smoj jumasa.

Tsotsil (Bats'i k'op)

Skotol vinik o ants ta spejel balumile k´olem x-hayan i ko´ol ta sch´ulal i sderechoetik i, skotol k´ux-elan oyike oy srasonik y slekilalik, sventa skuxijik leknóo ta ju jun ju ju vo.

Tzeltal (Batz'il K'op)

Spisil winiketik te ya xbejk´ajik ta k´inalil ay jrerechotik, mayuk mach´a chukul ya xbejka, ya jnatik stojol te jpisiltik ay snopibal sok sbijil joltik, ja´ me k´ux ya kaibatik ta jujun tul.

Yucatec Maya (Màaya t'àan)

Tuláakal wíinik ku síijil jáalk'ab yetel keet u tsiikul yetel Najmal Sijnalil, beytun xan na'ata'an sijnalil yetel no'oja'anil u tuukulo', k'a'abet u bisikuba bey láaktzilil yetel tuláakal u baatzile'.

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Misumalpan

Miskito (Mískitu)

Upla sut ba kulkanka lakara, airaitka nanira bara pri, sin, aikuki, baku takisa. Bamna sins laka bri baku, lukanka bain pri baku aimuihni lakara, pana pana tabaikan kaiasa.

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Tarascan

Purepecha (P'urhépecha)

Iamendu k'uiripuecha janguarhiparini ka majku jarhati ka jurhimbekuecha jingoni kueraaηasondikso ka, juajtakuarhisïndiksï ambakiti eratsekua ka kaxumbikua, jatsistiksï eskaksï sesi arhijperaaka.

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Zoquean

Totonacan (Totonac-Tepehua)

Wakg lakch'ixkuwin talakgawan nak ka'unin niti ka'akgch'apawalinit nachuna wakg takg'alhi ixtamaxanatkan chu tu kaminini, je'e wanp'utun xlakata wakg talakpuwanan, talalakgk'atsan liwakg, talakask'ini xlakata wakg natalamakgtaya.

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