The word “how” is a pop culture anglicization of the Lakota word háu, a Lakota language greeting by men to men. The term how is often found in stereotypical and outdated depictions of Native Americans, made by non-Natives, in some Hollywood movies and various novels, e.g. those of James Fenimore Cooper or Karl May.
SC Indians, Native Americans – Cherokee Language
In the United States, Native American has been widely used but is falling out of favor with some groups, and the terms American Indian or Indigenous American are preferred by many Native people.
GRANDMOTHER. nôhkom – my grandmother (NOOH-gom) kôhkom – your grandmother (KOOH-gom)
This week’s word is “ nitotem ” which means “my friend” in Cree.
Boozhoo = Hello / Greetings. Aanishinaabemdaa pane = Let’s speak the language, always.
A: In Eastern Apache, the word for hello is Da’anzho (pronounced dah-ahn-zho). In Western Apache, it is Dagotee (pronounced dah-goh-tay.) Some Western Apache people also use the word Ya’ateh, (pronounced yah-ah-tay), which comes from Navajo, or Aho (pronounced ah-hoh), which is a friendly intertribal greeting.