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21:14 Jul 9, 2003
English to Iroquoian Languages translations [Non-PRO]
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English term or phrase: Welcome true people
Looking for translation in Iroquios or Mohawk language of Northeast US.
Sara Bowe

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Daniel Mencher



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gaíwagwëniyo' = truth

This is a word of Seneca, which is not Mohawk but it is an Iroquois language. It's the very most I can find of your query after half an hour of searching.

Good luck!


Note added at 406 days (2004-08-19 20:31:55 GMT)

I recommend that you get the book \"Thanksgiving Address - Greetings to the Natural World / Ohén:ton Karihwatéhkwen - Words Before All Else\". It is transcription of the Thanksgiving Address, a ceremonial Iroquois receital, in English and Mohawk. The ISBN number of the book is 0-9643214-0-8. It doesn\'t contain the exact sentence for which you seek a translation, but it does contain many similar ones.

Note: This has nothing to do with \"Thanksgiving\" in terms of the American holiday. It is purely an Iroquois text printed in the two languages.


    Reference: http://www.ohwejagehka.com/seneca/sen-t.htm
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