Winter Ravens, Allan Hayton

Winter ravens; photo by Allan Hayton

We are pleased to share our February 2020 Native words of the month! Thank you to Kenneth Frank and Caroline Tritt-Frank for providing these Dinjii Zhuh K’yaa (Gwich’in) translations:

Gwiink’oo = Cold 

Kenneth: Vashrąįį K’oo gwa’an gwiink’oo? = Is it cold around Arctic Village?


Caroline: Aaha’, gwiintsal gwiink’oo. = Yes, it is a little cold.


For more translations, view our Native word of the month archives on the Foundation website.

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