Body Parts

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.

AHL TAME Head

BAYDLE KEET. Mouth trembling (literal translation).

KOIYE HOHDLE HOHDLE DAW Lung sickness – pneumonia

KXOLE. Neck.

KXYAH GOPE Brains

TDAY SOIYE HAY. Blue eyes.

THAP HOHDLE DAW Skinny sickness – tuberculosis

THAW DAY. Ear.

ZOHN AIN KOPE. My tooth hurts.