Oneida Words & Phrases

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tʌtwatatawiní

(we all) exchange gifts (with each other)

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shako:wíhe̲’

santa claus (he who gives)

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skʌ:nʌ́: kʌhák tsi’ yohutsya:té̲

there is peace on earth

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Wʌhnislowá:nʌ ka:lúte̲’

Christmas tree

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Yotshanunyát tsi’ wʌhnislowá:nʌ̲

Merry Christmas

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wʌhnislowá:nʌ ka’íkʌ wʌhnisla:té̲:

Christmas (this) day

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wʌhnislowá:nʌ kahyatúhsel̲i̲

Christmas card

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teyonutakli:tsale’ atʌ́:nis

candy cane

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kayatuhsli tekanuwalotálh̲u̲

paper chain

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kwayatalukwas kayatuhsli

cut the paper