Kiowa Names

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.

AHN GAW TOE YIYE. Big Bow (Alone he walks (wanders).

KHOIYE. Kiowa.

KHOIYE GOO. Kiowas.

KXAW NAW TAUNT TSOEN HEHN. Grandmother spider.

NAW KAW DAY KHOIYE TSAY GOO KAUHN. The other one is named Kiowa Dog.

SATE AHN GYAH. Sitting Bear.

SATE AIM KXEE AHN. Stumbling Bear (is throwing something).

SATE THIYE DAY. White Bear.

THAY NAY ON GOPE DAY. Kicking Bird (Eagle Kick).