Activities and Games

Each of the links below displays a basic sound, word, sentence, story or song title in Kiowa and/or English. When you click on a link, a short video of Grandma Dorothy will play. As she speaks, the Kiowa language transcription and the English translation will appear on screen. The words in both languages will be color-coded so viewers can see how the individual words translate by matching the colors.

BAHT AY KXOO. Let’s plant something. Let’s bread put it down (literal translation).

BAY AHLE DAW GOON We will scalp dance.

BAY KAHDLE HAW SAW. Let’s sit together.

BAY YAHLE DAW GOON We will victory dance.

HA GYAH AIM KHOOT AHN GYAH Where are you going to school (to one person).

HAW AIM GOO DAW BAHN MAW? Are you going to the forty-nine?

HAW AIM KHOOT BAHN MAH? Are you going to school? (Say to one person).

HAW AIM TDOE AH BAHN MAW? Are you going to the hand game?

HAW HAHN BAY GOON MAW Do You Dance.

HAW NAY, HAW HAHN DAY GOON NAW No, I do not dance.

HAY GAW MEEN BAH KYIYE THAW BAHN MAH We are going to war.

HAYN KHAW Christmas

HAYN KHAW AH DAW Christmas tree

HOPE KHOAM. Likes to travel.

KHOON GYAH. The dance (dancing).

K’OUGHT. Changed direction (turned down).

KOPE BPAY DAW AH Running this way

MAY PEHN SAW Sit down to eat (to two or more people).

POHDLE GOPE. Lying (fake hit, literal translation).

SAH PAY DOE AIM PAHN. You face north (north you, one person, literal translation).

TDAIN TDAW. To catch.

THOE BAY. To stand (get in front of).

TSOE. To rock (put down, lay someone down, lay the baby down)

YAHN KHOON MAW GAW. You are a good dancer.

ZAPE GAW ATE. Bow big.