Mi'kmaq vocabulary/Animals

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This article is part of the vocabulary section of the Mi'kmaq language. It lists a sample of animal names in Mi'kmaq with their English equivalent. The table also includes Mi'kmaq plural and fourth person forms.

Note: All names in the below table are in Francis-Smith orthography (see Mi'kmaq Orthographies for more details).

English Mi'kmaq Plural Mi'kmaq form Fourth person Mi'kmaq form Pronunciation
Bat Na'jipuktaq'nej (n.a.) Na'jipuktaq'nejk Na'jipuktaq'nejl
Beaver Kopit (n.a.) Kopitk Kopitl
Bear Mui'n (n.a.), muin (n.a.) Mui'naq, muinaq Mui'nal, muinal
Bear cub Mui'ne'j (n.a.) Mui'nejk Mui'ne'jl
Bee Amu (n.a.) Amu'k Amu'l
Bird Jipji'j (n.a.) Jipji'jk Jipji'jl, jipji'tl
Black duck Apji'jkmuj (n.a.), jikwij (n.a.) Apji'jkmujk, jikwijk Apji'jkmujl, jikwijl
Blackbird Putlieskij (n.a.) Putlieskijk Putlieskijl
Blue Jay Tities (n.a.) Titiesk Titiesl
Blue-winged Teal Tma'qni (n.a.) Tma'qni'k Tma'qni'l
Bull Matto'law (n.a.), latto'law (n.a.) Matto'lawk, latto'lawk Matto'lawl, latto'lawl
Butterfly Mimikes (n.a.), mimikej (n.a.) Mimikesk, mimikesjk Mimikesl, mimikejl
Calf Wenjitia'mu'j (n.a.) Wenjitia'mu'jk Wnejitia'mu'jl
Calf moose Tia'mu'j (n.a.) Tia'mu'jk Tia'mu'jl
Caribou Qalipu (n.a.) Qalipuk Qalipul
Cat Kajuewj (n.a.), mia'wj (n.a.) Kajuewjik, mia'wjk Kajuewjl, mia'wjl
Caterpillar Enkejit (n.a.) Enkejijik Enkejitl
Chicken Ko'qoli'kwej (n.a.), ki'kli'kwej (n.a.) Ko'qoli'kwejk, ki'kli'kwejk Ko'qoli'kwejl, ki'kli'kwejl
Chipmunk Apalqaqamej (n.a.) Apalqaqamejk Apalqaqamejl
Clam E's (n.a.) E'sik E'sl
Cod Peju (n.a.) Peju'k Peju'l
Cow Wenjti'am (n.a.) Wenjiti'amuk Wenjiti'amul
Crane Tmkwatiknej (n.a.) Tmkwatiknejk Tmkwatiknejl
Crow Ka'qaquj (n.a.), ka'qawej (n.a.) Ka'qaqujk, ka'qawejk Ka'qaqujl, ka'qawejl
Deer Lentuk (n.a.) Lentukk Lentukul
Dog Lmu'j (n.a.), nmu'j (n.a.) Lmu'jik, nmu'jik Lmu'jl, nmu'jl
Duck or geese (domestic) Takali'j (n.a.) Takali'jk Takali'jl
Dragonfly Sa'qitie'j (n.a.) Sa'qitie'jik Sa'qitie'jl
Eagle Kitpu (n.a.) Kitpu'k Kitpu'l
Eel Ka't (n.a.), katew Ka'taq, kataq Ka'tal, katewal
Female dog Skwesmuj (n.a.) Skwesmujk Skwesmujl
Female fowl Skwe'w (n.a.) Skwe'wuk Skwe'wul
Flying squirrel Saskatu (n.a.), sasqatu (n.a.) Saskatu'k, Sasqatu'k Saskatu'l, sasqatu'k
Foal Te'sipowji'j (n.a.) Te'sipowji'jk Te'sipowji'jl
Fox Wowkwis (n.a.) Wowkwisk Wowkwisl
Frog Sqolj (n.a.) Sqoljik Sqoljl
Goat Te'plj (n.a.), te'pulj (n.a.) Te'pljik, te'puljik Te'pljl, te'puljl
Goose Sulumkw (n.a.), sinumkw (n.a.) Sulumkwaq, sinumkwaq Sulumkwal, sinumkwal
Groundhog Mulumkwej (n.a.) Mulumkwejk Mulumkwejl
Halibut Sanuk (n.a.) Sanukk Sanukl
Herring Alanj (n.a.) Alanjk Alanjl
Horned owl Titiklie (n.a.) Titiklie'k Titiklie'l
Horned serpent Jipijka'm (n.a.) Jipijka'muk Jipijka'mul
Horse Te'sipow (n.a.) Te'sipowk Te'sipowl
Kingfisher Jikitli'kej (n.a.) Jikitli'kejk Jikitli'kejl
Kitten Kajuewji'j (n.a.) Kajuewji'jk Kajuewji'jl
Lamb Jijkluewji'j (n.a.) Jijkluewji'jk Jijkluewji'jl
Lobster Jakej (n.a.) Jakejk Jakejl
Mackerel Amalamek (n.a.) Amalamekk Amalamekl
Marten Apistanewj (n.a.) Apistanewjik Apistanewjl
Mink Jiakewj (n.a.), mujpej (n.a.) Jiakewjik, mujpejk Jiakewjl, mujpejl
Moose Tia'm (n.a.) Tia'muk Tia'mul
Mouse Apikji'j (n.a.), apukji'j (n.a.) Apikji'jk, apukji'jk Apikji'jl, apukji'jl
Muskrat Ki'kwesu (n.a.) Ki'kwesu'k Ki'kwesu'l
Otter Kiwnik (n.a.) Kiwnikaq Kiwnikal
Owl Ku'ku'kwes (n.a.) Ku'ku'kwesk Ku'ku'kwesl
Partridge Plawej (n.a.) Plawejk Plawejl
Pig Kulkwi's (n.a.) Kulkwi'sk Kulkwi'sl
Piglet Kulkwi'ji'j (n.a.) Kulkwi'ji'jk Kulkwi'ji'jl
Porcupine Matues (n.a.) Matuesk Matuesl
Puppy Lmu'ji'j (n.a.) Lmu'ji'jk Lmu'ji'jl
Rabbit Apli'kmuj (n.a.), wapus (n.a.) Apli'kmujk, wapusk Apli'kmujl, wapusl
Raccoon Amaljukwej (n.a.), amaljikwej (n.a.) Amaljukwejk, amaljikwejk Amaljukwejl, amaljikwejl
Robin Jipjawej (n.a.), kapjakwej (n.a.) Jipjawejk, kapjakwejk Jipjawejl, kapjakwejl
Rooster Lape'w (n.a.), nape'w (n.a.), jikijo'n (n.a.) Lape'wk, nape'wk, jikijo'nk Lape'wl, nape'wl, jikijo'nl
Salamander Taqtaloq (n.a.) Taqtaloqq Taqtaloql
Salmon Plamu (n.a.) Plamu'k Plamu'l
Seagull Kloqntiej (n.a.) Kloqntiejk Klowntiejl
Sheep Jijkluewj (n.a.) Jijkluewjik Jijkluewjl
Skunk Apikjilu (n.a.) Apikjilu'k Apikjilu'l
Smelt Kaqpesaw (n.a.) Kaqpesaq Kaqpesawul
Snake Mteskm, mte'skm (n.a.) Mteskmuk, mte'skmuk Mteskml, mte'skml
Squirrel Atu'tuej (n.a.) Atu'tuejk Atu'tuejl
Sucker Komkwej (n.a.) Komkwejk Komkwejl
Sugar ant Sismo'qone'j (n.a.) Sismo'qone'jk Sismo'qone'jl
Swallow Pukwales (n.a.) Pukwalesk Pukwalesl
Trout Atoqwa'su (n.a.) Atoqwa'su'k Atoqwa'su'l
Turtle Mikjikj (n.a.) Mikjikjik Mikjikjl
Waterfowl Sisip (n.a.) Sisipaq Sisipal
Wolf Paqtɨsm (n.a.), paqtesm (n.a.) Paqtɨsmuk, paqtesmuk Paqtɨsmul, paqtesmul
Woodpecker Apo'qatej (n.a.) Apo'qatejk Apo'qatejl
Young goat Te'plji'j (n.a.) Te'plji'jk Te'plji'jl

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