The Oneida Language

Most Oneida people speak English today. Some Oneidas, especially tribal elders, also speak their native Oneida language. Oneida is a complex language with many sounds different from English.
If you'd like to know a few easy Oneida words, "shekó:lih" (pronounced sheh-koh-leeh) is a friendly greeting, and "yawv́" (pronounced similar to yah-wunh) means 'thank you.