buffalo, Little Buffalo Girl (personal name)

te  mi  zhi-ka  (tte m ka)  

buffalo - female - young, little

Speaker - Mary Lane Redeagle

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te mi zhi-ka (t mi-j-k͓a)

female name of the Kwapa Buffalo gens; Buffalo Girl (JOD-Quapaw)

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Dhegiha Language Family Comparison

  • te mi zhi-ka (t mi-j-k͓a) - female name of the Kwapa Buffalo gens; Buffalo Girl (JOD-Quapaw)
  • tse miⁿ zhiⁿ-ga (cemⁿzhⁿga) - female name, small buffalo female, buffalo girl (Kanza)

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  • te (tte) - buffalo (RR-Quapaw)
  • te (te) - buffalo (Omaha/Ponca)
  • ʰtse (t̩se) - bison (FL-Osage)
  • ʰtse (ʰcée) - buffalo (CQ-Osage)
  • tse (ce) - buffalo, usually the cow (Kanza)

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  • miⁿ (mį) - female (RR-Quapaw)
  • wiⁿ (wiⁿ) - woman, female, in names, woman or female (Omaha/Ponca)
  • wiⁿ (wiⁿ) - woman, female, in names, woman or female, wa-sa-be wiⁿ (Wa--be-wiⁿ) - Black-bear-woman, female personal name, wa-shiⁿ wiⁿ (Wa-shiⁿ-wiⁿ) - fat woman, female personal name (FL-Osage)
  • miⁿ (m̜į) - female (CQ-Osage)
  • mi (mi) - woman, female, in names, woman or female, wa-sa-be mi (Wasbe Mi) - Black bear female, haⁿ-ga mi (Hⁿga Mi) - Haga female (Kanza)

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  • zhi-ka (ik, ka), zhi-ga (ig), zhiⁿ-ka (įk, ̜ka) - small, little (RR-Quapaw)
  • zhiⁿ-ga (zhⁿga) - small, little (Omaha/Ponca)
  • zhiⁿ-ga (zhinⁿ-gá) - small, little, young, little children (FL-Osage)
  • zhiⁿ (į), zhiⁿ-ka (įk) - a little, small amount of something, small, little, be little, small, children, little ones, kids (CQ-Osage)
  • zhiⁿ-ga (zhⁿga) - be small (Kanza)