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 HAY 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 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).