The Lenape spoke two related languages, Unami and Munsee, both of which are in the Eastern Algonquian language family. Figure 1, below, shows the locations of the Munsee and the Unami languages. 3 Munsee was originally spoken by the more northern populations, in northern New Jersey and southeastern New York.
The Unami language, also known as Lenape, was spoken in southern New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware, and was later spoken in Oklahoma. It is one of two Delaware languages, the other being Munsee, spoken in western Long Island, the lower Hudson Valley, and northern New Jersey.
(Welcome!) Lenape: Nulelîntàm èli paèk. English:I am glad that you came. (Welcome!)
In the 1860s, the United States government sent most Lenape remaining in the eastern United States to the Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma and surrounding territory) under the Indian removal policy. In the 21st century, most Lenape now reside in Oklahoma, with some other communities in Wisconsin and Ontario.
Today, the majority of the Lenape community remains in Oklahoma. Goddard 1978: 213-239. northward from their earlier homes, some to Ontario, Canada, and some to Wisconsin.
The Lenape, Lenappe, Lenapi or Lenni Lenape (meaning ” the people” or “true people” ) are a group of several bands of Native American people who share cultural and linguistic traits. They are also known as the Delaware Indians.
Lenape is an eastern Algonquian language originally spoken in eastern Pennsylvania, southeastern New York, all of New Jersey, and northern Delaware.
Lenapehoking is widely translated as ‘homelands of the Lenape’, which in the 16th and 17th centuries, ranged along the Atlantic’s coast from western Connecticut to Delaware, and encompassed the territory adjacent to the Delaware and lower Hudson river valleys, as well as the territory between them.
The Delaware Indian originally called themselves Lenape people which means something like “The People.” However, they were given the name Delaware because they lived along the Delaware River, and the river in turn was named after the governor of the Jamestown colony, Lord de la Warr.
Speaking Lakota: Basic Commands Iníla yaƞká yo! Be quiet!
Ahoaltin, to love one another.
Brooklyn, situated at the southern tip of Long Island, was originally inhabited by a group of American Indians who called themselves the Lenape, which means “the People.” They included the Nayack and the Canarsee, who planted corn and tobacco and fished in the rivers.
The Siwanoy (/ˈsaɪwənɔɪ/) were the Indigenous Americans of Long Island Sound along the coasts of what are now The Bronx, Westchester County, New York, and Fairfield County, Connecticut.
The Lenape are considered to be one of the oldest tribes in the Northeast, existing for over 10,000 years. The Lenape lived in what is now New Jersey, and parts of Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, and Delaware.