Friday, November 30, 2012

The Name Natane

Q: I was wondering if you could tell me if the name Natane is in fact an Arapaho word or any other tribes word for “daughter” or if it’s just something made up on line. Thank you for your help.

A: I can definitely confirm that this name comes from the Arapaho word for "my daughter." It's spelled notoone in the official Arapaho orthography, and is often spelled nataane in linguistic texts. It's pronounced similar to nah-taw-neh.

Hope that helps, have a good day!
Native Languages of the Americas

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American Indian names
Arapaho pronunciation
Arapaho language