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Diné Bitsíís – The Human Body (Head and Neck, Arm, Torso and Internal Organs, Leg)

 
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Atsii / Atsiitsiin / Tsiitsiin dóó AkosThe Head and Neck

átágí
bangs, temple hair
átágí kékęę , bítágí kékęę  (to wear bangs)
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dághá , dághaa
beard
dághá neeshchozh  (thin beard)  or  (sparse beard)
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atsiighąą
brain
atsiighąą bikéstiígíí  (brain sac)
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aniitsį
cheek
aniishtłah  (dimple of cheek)
dighaz  (fleshy protrusions on the interior side of a sheep's cheek)
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aniishjaa
cheekbone
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ayaatsiin , yaatsiin
chin
ayaatsiin deezáhígíí  (tip of chin)
ayaayááh  (under the chin)
ayaatsįį gónaa  (across the jaw and chin)
ayaayááh gónaa , azénágháán gónaa  (around the neck under the chin)
ayaadáá  (surface of the lower jaw and chin)  or  (area below the lower lip to the point of the chin and from ear to ear)
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átáá hanootsee
cowlick, hair whorl of the head, crown of the head where hair spirals
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átáá hanootsee
crown of the head where hair spirals, hair whorl of the head, cowlick
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ajaa
ear
ajaatsííngóó  (along the area around the ear)
ajééhtiizh , jééhtiizh  (ear wax)
ajaashtłah  (fold of the ear)
ajaatah  (hollow or niche under the ear)
ajaayi  (inner ear)
ajaastsiingi  (on the area back of the ear)
jaachį́į́d  (short earned)  or  (stubby eared)
ayóí ááshjaa  (big eared)
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ajaa yaago náátiígíí , jaadeezti
ear lobe
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ajaayi dáádiníbaalí
eardrum
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azágí
esophagus
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anáá
eye
anábąąh  (area surrounding the eye)
anáyaa  (a fold or wrinkle under the eye especially in sheep or deer)
ánákee  (one's own eye)
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anákee , nákee
eye area, eye socket
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anákee , nákee
eye socket, eye area
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anázhiin
eye (iris of the)
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anáchooshtłah
eye (outside corner of the)
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anázhiin ałníídíígíí
eye (pupil of the)
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anágaii
eye (white of the)
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anátoo
eyeball (liquid contained in the)
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anátsiin , anáteesh
eyebrow
anátsiingi  (on the ridge of the eyebrow)
anátsiin gónaa  (across the ridge of the eyebrow)
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anádiz , nádiz
eyelash
nádiz beelyaaígíí  (false eyelash)
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anázis , anáziz
eyelid
nádiz beelyaaígíí  (false eyelash)
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anátah
eyelid (under the)
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anáta
eyes (between the)
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anii
face
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aniikiiz , átłah
face (side of)
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átáá hoditódí
fontanel, fontanelle
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átáá hoditódí
fontanelle, fontanel
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átáá
forehead
átáá gónaa  (across the forehead)
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tsiighá , atsii , atsiigha
hair
tsiighá tóó bidaalyaaígíí  (artificial hair)
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átáá hanootsee
hair whorl of the head, cowlick, crown of the head where hair spirals
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atsii , atsiitsiin , tsiitsiin
head
alą́ąjį , bilą́ąjį , bitsi , atsi  (at the head)
atsiiyah , atsiiyah  (back of the head)
atsiitáád  (crown of the head)  or  (top of the head)
átáá hanootseeí  (crown of the head where hair spirals)
ajaatahdę́ę́  (from the side of the head)
atsiiyah haldzis  (hollow at the back of the head)
adee háááhá  (horn area of the head)
atsiitahgi  (on the head)
ajaatah  (side of the head and base of the ear)
átłah  (side of the head and face)
átáá hoditódí  (fontanelle)  or  (fontanel)  or  (soft spot on the head of a baby)
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anázhiin
iris of the eye
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ayaatsiin
jaw
ayaatsįį gónaa  (across the jaw and chin)
ayaadáá  (surface of the lower jaw and chin)   or   (area below lower lip to the point of the chin and from ear to ear)
ayaatsiin biih yíáhígíí  (the joint of the jaw below the ear)
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adaa
lip
bidaadeeshchid  (to be thick-lipped)
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azéé
mouth
awóshtłah , awooshtłah  (back side of the mouth including the inner cheek surface)  or  (the point where the rows of teeth end)
azéé góne  (inside the mouth)
azahatágí , azahatáád  (palate)
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nééshtił , nééshto
mucus
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dághá , dághaa , adághaa
mustache
dághaashzhiin  (black mustache)
dághaałtsoii  (blonde mustache)
dághá shizhood  (bunched mustache)
dághá yishchil  (curly mustache)
dághaałbáhí  (gray mustache)
dághá yázhí  (little mustache)
dághaanézí  (long mustache)
dághá deeshzhahí  (pronged mustache)
dághaałchíí  (red mustache)
dághá dah shijaa  (sparse mustache)
dághá dah siláí , dághaatsósí  (thin mustache)
dághá sikaad  (tufted mustache)
dághá yisdis  (twisted mustache)
dághaałgaii  (white mustache)
dághashchíín  (false mustache)
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áchį́į́shtah
nasal
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akos
neck
akos binedę́ę́  (from the back of the neck)
akos biniidę́ę́  (from the side of the neck)
atsiiyastáán  (muscle at the back of the neck)
atsiiyah , atsiiyah haldzisí  (nape of the neck)
atsiiyastáahgi  (on the side of the back of the neck)
atsiiyah  (scruff of the neck)
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akoniłti
neck tendons (spinal)
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akostsin
neckbone
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áchįįh
nose
chį́į́h is a component of many other names of the nose as shown below:
chį́į́h ádinii  (no nose)  or  (noseless)
chį́į́h agodí  (stump nose)  or  (stub nose)
chį́į́h dah ditáhii  (thin nose)  or  (needle nose)
chį́į́h deg siání  (pug nose)
chį́į́h digizii  (crooked nose)  or  (hook nose)
chį́į́h haakąąłii  (hook nose)  or  (eagle like nose)  or  (eagle beak)
chį́į́shchohí  (big nose)
chį́į́shtélí  (broad nose)  or  (flat nose)
chį́į́shyázhí  (little nose)  or  (snub nose)
chį́į́h sitłéé  (flat nose)
chį́į́h yaalkaalí  (turned up nose)
chį́shchį́į́d , chį́į́shchį́į́d  (snub nose)
áchį́į́shníí gónaa  (across the mid-nose)
áchį́shníí  (center of the nose)
áchį́į́shtłah  (depression on the lower side of the nose)
áchį́į́h biniidę́ę́  (from the side of the nose)
áníí góne  (inside the nose)
anéédił , néédił  (noseblood)
áchį́į́shníigi  (on the mid-nose)
áchį́į́h bąąh  (on the nose)
áchį́įhgi  (on the exterior of the nose)
bíchį́į́shką́ą́h  (right on its nose)
áchį́shką́ą́h  (slope of the nose)
áchį́shlą́ą́d , áchį́į́hlátah  (tip of the nose)
ayóí ááshchį́į́h  (to be big nosed)
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áchį́į́stsiin
nose (bone of)
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anáta
nose (bridge of)
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áníí
nostril
ádíníí  (one's own nostrils)
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azahatágí , azahatáád
palate
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áchį́į́shtłah
philtrum
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anázhiin ałníídíígíí
pupil of the eye
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atsiighąą ałnaa bidiitiígíí
retina
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aniikiiz nidootło
sideburn
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áchį́į́shtah , áchį́į́shtahá , áchį́į́shtah nahwiisdzání
sinus(es)
áchį́į́shtah nahwiisdzání nanichaad  (sinusitis)
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tsiitsiin , atsiitsiin
skull
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akoniłti
spinal neck tendons
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íígháán
spine
íígháán deedzaá  (along the ridges of the spine)
íígháán ałníí  (area of the mid spine)
íígháán ahadaditání  (joints of the spine)
atséakid  (lower spine)
agąąstsiin ałch nahííláhé  (spinal area between the scapulae)
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atséakid
spine (lower)
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awoo
teeth, tooth
awótah  (area between the lower or upper front teeth and the gums)
awógiizh  (gap between teeth as where one tooth is missing)
awókiz  (space between the teeth)
biwoo násgai  (to have a good set of teeth)
awoo azanátį́hígíí sizéé hanáshtįįh  (to take out my false teeth)
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átłah
temple of the head
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átágí
temple hair, bangs
átágí kékęę , bítágí kékęę  (to wear bangs)
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adáyi
throat
adáyi góyaa  (down the throat)
bizádíshgéésh  (to cut his throat)
bidáyi hashchíí  (to have a sore throat)
bidáyi dáhodíníchaad  (to have one's throat swell shut as in diptheria)
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atsoo
tongue
atsoo bąąh , atsoo bikáá  (on the tongue)
atsólátah  (tip of the tongue)
atsoo biyaadę́ę́  (under the tongue)
sitsoo haashgééd  (to stick out one's tongue)
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akááz
tonsil
akááz dideeshchii  (tonsilitis)
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awoo
tooth, teeth
awótah  (area between the lower or upper front teeth and the gums)
awógiizh  (gap between teeth as where one tooth is missing)
awókiz  (space between the teeth)
biwoo násgai  (to have a good set of teeth)
awoo azanátį́hígíí sizéé hanáshtįįh  (to take out my false teeth)
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azooł
trachea, windpipe
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azooł
windpipe, trachea
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Agaan – The Arm

agaan
arm
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agaan bita sitání
arm (upper)
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acháayah
armpit
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achoozhlaa
elbow
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álá diníbíní , álázhoozh
finger
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bee naalchidí
finger (index)
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áláyázhí
finger (little)
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álánééz
finger (middle)
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yoostsah bąąh siání
finger (ring)
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áláshghaan , láshghaan
fingernail
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agaanlóó , agąąlóó , agąąyaaí
forearm
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ála
hand
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álátłááh
hand (palm of)
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bee naalchidí
index finger
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ála ahą́ą́h dadéáhígi
knuckles
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áláyázhí
little finger
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álánééz
middle finger
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álátłááh
palm of hand
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álázhoozh
phalanges of the hand
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yoostsah bąąh siání
ring finger
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álátsoh
thumb
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agaan bita sitání
upper arm
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álátsíín , látsíín
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Azhi dóó Atsą́ SiléíThe Torso and Internal Organs

atsą́ , atsą́níígónaa
abdomen
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dił łichíígíí
arterial blood
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atsoos łichíígíí , atsoostsoh , atsoostsoh łichíígíí
artery
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anághah , anághahí
back of a human
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atłizh
bile
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alizh bizis , łizh bee dahsiyínígíí
bladder
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dił
blood
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dił łichíígíí
blood (arterial)
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dił bitoo
blood serum
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dił dootłizhígíí
blood (venous)
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atsoos , atsóóz
blood vessels
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akáshtło , atáshtło
body hair
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atsíís , atah , azhi , atsíís táá jizíínítę́ę́
body (physical)
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atsíís bitoo , atsíís too
body fluid
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tsin
bones
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atłaa
butt, buttocks
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atłaa
buttocks, butt
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achozh
calf
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ooshgę́ę́zh
cartilage
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atsid naatsǫǫdii , tsésǫ naatoodí
celluloid
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ajéítsiin , adzéétsiin
chest
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atog
clavicle
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dił biyi ndaaeełígíí
corpuscle
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achą́shjish , atsą́shjish
diaphragm
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atłizh
gall
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akááz jéíádįįh siłį́į́
gland (tubercular)
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bikee dzídeesghisgo dah jiichii , bikee baa hodiisiih , bikee baa hodiisxiih
goose pimples
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ajéídíshjool , ajéí
heart
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akai
hip
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achíí
intestine
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atsą́áshkazhí , achą́áshkazhí
kidney
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azid
liver
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ajéí yilzólii , ajéí łichíígíí
lung
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awol
marrow
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adoh
muscle
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atséé
navel
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atsóóz
nerves
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alohke
pancreas
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atsíís , atah , azhi , atsíís táá jizíínítę́ę́
physical body
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alizh bikááz
prostate gland
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akai binanía , ánanía
pubic bone
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aghaa
pubic hair
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átsą́ą́
ribs
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awos
shoulder
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aghąąstsiin , aghąąghah
shoulder blade
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atsíís tsin , atsin naazáhígíí
skeleton
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físhgháán tsiighąą bii níti , físhgháántsiighąą íígháántsiighąą
spinal cord
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físhgháán , figháán
spine
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atélí
spleen
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abid
stomach
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ajáád bita sitánígíí , atsooskid
thigh
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adzéétsin , ajéístsiin
thorax
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azhi
torso
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akááz jéíádįįh siłį́į́
tubercular gland
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acháháyahghaa
underarm hair
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iishchid
uterus
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atsoos dootłizhígíí , atsoostsoh dootłizhígíí
vein
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dił dootłizhígíí
venous blood
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físhgháán , fígháán
vertebrae
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aníí , oozhníí , oozhníígónaa
waist
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iishchid
womb
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Ajáád – The Leg

akétsíín , kétsíín
ankle
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akéniid
ball of the foot
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akétsoh
big toe
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akétal
heel of the foot
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akee
foot
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akéniid
foot (ball of the)
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akétal
foot (heel of the)
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akéníí
foot (instep of the)
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akézhoozh
foot (phalanges of the)
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akéníí
instep of the foot
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agod
knee
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agod distání
knee cap
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ajáád
leg
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akéyázhí
little toe
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akézhoozh
phalanges of the foot
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akédiníbiní , akézhoozh
toe
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akétsoh
toe (big)
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akéyázhí
toe (little)
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akéshgaan
toenail
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