Tsi Niwahsohkò:tens

Tsi Niwahsohkò:tens

Tsi Niwahsohkò:tens

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Tsi Niwahsohkò:tens – text list from Sakoieta Widrick

  • Black – kahòn:tsi
  • Pure Black – kahon’tsihstóhs:kon
  • White – kenrà:ken
  • Pure White – kenrakenhstóhs:ken
  • Blue – oròn:ia
  • Pure Blue – oronhióhs:kon
  • Dark Blue – karonhiahòn:tsi
  • Light Blue – karonhiakén:ra
  • Brown – athéh:sa
  • Pure Brown – atehsóhs:kon
  • Dark Brown, Chocolate Brown – wathehsahòn:tsi
  • Light Brown, Sandy Brown – wathehsakén:ra
  • Grey – ata’kén:ra
  • Pure Grey – ata’kenhrohkóhs:kon
  • Dark Grey, Charcoal Grey – wata’kenhrahòn:tsi \ wata’kenhrohkwahòn:tsi
  • Light Grey – wata’kenhrakén:ra \ ata’kenhrohkwakén:ra
  • Cream Colored – katsihnekwarakén:ra \ katsihnekwarará:ken
  • Green – óhonteh
  • Pure Green – ohontóhs:kon
  • Dark Green / Forest Green – kahontahòn:tsi
  • Light Green – kahontakén:ra
  • Orange – otiarén:ta
  • Pure Orange – otiaren’tóhs:kon
  • Dark Orange – watiaren’tahòn:tsi
  • Light Orange – watiaren’takén:ra
  • Red – onekwénh:tara
  • Pure Red – onekwenhtaraóhs:kon
  • Dark Red, Burgundy, Maroon – kanekwenhtarahòn:tsi
  • Light Red, Pink, Rose, Mauve – kanekwenhtarakén:ra
  • Mauve – kaharennahtakén:ra \ kaharennahtarará:ken
  • Pink – wahsén:rate\ kanekwenhtarakén:ra
  • Dark Pink – wehsenratehtsherahòn:tsi
  • Light Pink – wehsenratehtsherará:ken
  • Purple – oharennáh:ta
  • Pure Purple – oharennahtóhs:kon
  • Dark Purple – kaharennahtahòn:tsi
  • Light Purple – kaharennahtará:ken
  • Yellow – otsì:nekwar
  • Pure Yellow – otsihnewaróhs:kon
  • Dark Yellow, Lemon Yellow – katsihnekwarhòn:tsi
  • Light Yellow – katsihnekwarakén:ra \ katsihnekwarará:ken
  • Gold – katsihnekwarhòn:tsi \ ohwihstanó:ron niwahsohkò:ten

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