Simple Commands

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 KHOE MAW HO. Let us get ready.

BAHT PAH. Let’s eat.

BAY HAH! KEE OHN DAY DAW! Get up! It is a good day! (Get up! Day good it is!)

BAY MAUN KAW GOO. Clap your hands.

BAY SOIYE AHM! Hurry up!

DAW KHOO KXAHLAY. All of us (all of you) come eat.

KOIYIE GOO BAY THAW HADLE. Kiowas (all of you) listen.

PBOIYE BAY AH TAH DAY TDAW. Don’t you cry.