Welcome to the English to Apache Speaking Dictionary

The Speaking Apache Dictionary is a project developed by students of Alchesay High School in Whiteriver Arizona on the White Mountain Apache Reservation.

  • Use the alphabetical listing of words below to select the words you would like to hear spoken in Apache. You will have a choice to listen to the words in high quality or low quality (slower connections).
  • If you would like to hear some common phrases spoken in Apache click here to go to the common phrases page.

Thanks to Mr. Curtis Suttle, Frank Bonito, Verbena Henry, Carl Edwards, Evelyn White, Keith Hinton, and the other students who volunteered from Mrs. Bahe's and Mrs. Warwick's Apache Culture Class.

Contact: Bruce Goode

Alphabetical listing of words

Click on the Apache word to hear it in high quality or low quality (If you have a modem connection).

Acorn - n.
chíchn'il - low quality
chíchn'il - high quality

Agave - n. (century plant, mescal)
ikaz - low quality
ikaz - high quality

Antelope - n.
jaagé - low quality
jaagé - high quality

Apache - n, adj.
ndee - low quality
ndee - high quality

Apple - n. (derived from Spanish)
masáána - low quality
masáána - high quality

Baby - n.
mé' - low quality
mé' - high quality

Back - n. (his back)
bighán - low quality
bighán - high quality

Battle - n.(the battle is over)
gonolkai - low quality
gonolkai - high quality

Bear - n.
shash - low quality
shash - high quality

Beautiful - adj.
dénzhóné - low quality
dénzhóné - high quality

Beaver - n.
chaa - low quality
chaa - high quality

Big - adj.
nchaa - low quality
nchaa - high quality

Black - adj.
dilhil - low quality
dilhil - high quality

Blue Heron - n.
k'os joolí - low quality
k'os joolí - high quality

Brave - adj. (don't you be afraid)
doo nnldzig - low quality
doo nnldzig - high quality

Bread - n.
ban - low quality
ban - high quality

Brother/sister - n. (brother speaking to brother or sister speaking to sister)
shik'isn - low quality
shik'isn - high quality

Butterfly - n.
doolé - low quality
doolé - high quality

Buy - n.
nahidiih - low quality
nahidiih - high quality

Campdress - n. (skirt)
tl'akal - low quality
tl'akal - high quality

Cat - n.
gídí - low quality
gídí - high quality

Children - n.
chagáshé - low quality
chagáshé - high quality

Christian - n, adj.
inashoog - low quality
inashoog - high quality

Cloud - n.
yaak'os - low quality
yaak'os - high quality

Cold - adj.
sik'az - low quality
sik'az - high quality

Duck - n.
nal'eeli - low quality
nal'eeli - high quality

Ears - n.
bijaa' - low quality
bijaa' - high quality

Eight - adj.
tsebíí - low quality
tsebíí - high quality

Eyes - n. (his eyes)
bidáá' - low quality
bidáá' - high quality

Father - n. (my father)
shitaa' - low quality
shitaa' - high quality

Feet - n.
bikee' - low quality
bikee' - high quality

Fingers - n. (his fingers)
bilagan - low quality
bilagan - high quality

Fish - n.
log - low quality
log - high quality

Five - adj.
ashdla'i - low quality
ashdla'i - high quality

Four - adj.
dii'd - low quality
dii'i - high quality

Geronimo - n.
goyáálé - low quality
goyáálé - high quality

Give - n.(give it to me)
shaa he'né'í - low quality
shaa he'né'í - high quality

Girls - n.
ch'ikii - low quality
ch'ikii - high quality

God - n.
bik'ehgo'ihi'dan - low quality
bik'ehgo'ihi'dan - high quality

Go - v. (he goes out)
ch'ígháh - low quality
ch'ígháh - high quality

Grandfather - n.
(mother's father)
shiwóyé hastiin - low quality
shiwóyé hastiin - high quality

(father's father)
shichoo - low quality
shichoo - high quality

Hair - n. (its/his/her hair)
bitsizíl - low quality
bitsizíl - high quality

Hand - n. (his hand)
bigan - low quality
bigan - high quality

Head - n.
bitsits'in - low quality
bitsits'in - high quality

Horse - n.
bilii' - low quality
bilii' - high quality

Hot - adj.
sidog - low quality
sidog - high quality

House - n.
bikih - low quality
bikih - high quality

Know - v. (you know already)
gánii - low quality
gánii - high quality

Lake- n.
túsikanni - low quality
túsikanni - high quality

Laughs - v. (he laughs)
hidloh -
Nine - adj.
ngost'ái - low quality
ngost'ái - high quality

No - adv.
dah - low quality
dah - high quality

Nose - n. (his nose)
bichíh - low quality
bichíh - high quality

One - adj.
dalaá - low quality
dalaá - high quality

Owl - n.
búh - low quality
búh - high quality

Pig - n.
góchi' - low quality
góchi' - high quality

Pinion - n.
obé'tsin - low quality
obé'tsin - high quality

Rabbit - n.
gah - low quality
gah - high quality

Seven - adj.
gosts'igi - low quality
gosts'igi - high quality

Shoulder - n. (his shoulder)
biwos - low quality
biwos - high quality

Sister - n. (brother speaking to brother or sister speaking to sister)
shik'isn - low quality
shik'isn - high quality

Six - adj.
gostán - low quality
gostán - high quality

Snake - n.
tl'iish - low quality
tl'iish - high quality

Snow- n.
zas - low quality
zas - high quality

Stomach - n. (his stomach)
bibig - low quality
bibig - high quality

Sun - n.
ch'ígoná'áí - low quality
ch'ígoná'áí - high quality

Sunrise Dance - n. (she is having a sunrise dance)
nabíí'ees - low quality
nabíí'ees - high quality

Ten - adj.
goneznán - low quality
goneznán - high quality

Three - adj.
táági - low quality
táági- high quality

Turkey - n.
tazhii - low quality
tazhii - high quality

Turkey Vulture - n.
ch'ishoogi - low quality
ch'ishoogi - high quality

Twenty - adj.
nadin - low quality
nadin - high quality

Two - adj.
naki - low quality
naki - high quality

Water- n.
tú - low quality
tú - high quality

White Person - n. (anglo)
indaa - low quality
indaa - high quality

Woman - n.
isdzán -