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Honoring those who give to this country
in unique ways and with little
 praise or acknowledgement

Brownielocks and The 3 Bears
present our  cartoon interpretation of

National Navajo Code Talkers Day - August 14

Read how Memorial Day got started years ago.

 

The idea originated in the Marine Corp. But Navajo Code talkers served in every branch.
Actually they served in all branches.But, the Marines
credit themselves with originating the code talkers

 

 

Read Senator Jeff Bingaman's Speech at the ceremony, plus more additional information.

Here Senator Jeff Bingaman's
Navajo Code Talker Website.

 

 


See pictures of the ceremony and more.

 

Visit the US Mint Office and learn more about this medal.
(Image from and links to the US Mint Website)

 

On July 26, 2001
The 29 Original Navajo Code Talkers
received (finally!)
 the Congressional Medal of Honor!
6 silver medals went to qualified code talkers 
(I assume not of Navajo ethnicticity?)

 

Read about the Medal the original 29 Code Talkers got on July 26, 2001.
What is the Congressional Medal of Honor?
The image here is the original created by George Washington on 3/26/1776.
But the award is customized in design per the recipient.

For information about the Navajo Congressional Award  at the Senator's site, click the medal above.

For more information about the
 CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR
(Symbolism, History, etc.) CLICK HERE!!


The History

To the left are links which provide detailed  information on the service to our country by the Navajo Code Talkers. Before I attempt to give you a brief summation, I want to first state that I totally respect communications since my father was a U.S. Naval Signalman.  I also have helped support satellite communications to the North Pole for several years (most recently helping Will Steger and his team).

I truly feel every talent and skill is important; and, a group that proves this is the Navajo Code Talkers. Why the Navajos? Phillip Johnston, the son of a missionary to the Navajos and one of a very small group of people who could speak Navajo (who wasn't a  native) had been a WWI veteran.  He knew how important it was to our country to have a code that could stand up to all attempts to be broken by an enemy. (He also knew that in WWI the Choctaw Indian language had been used as a code.) So  in 1942 ( a long time before I was born I might add) he suggested  to  Major General Clayton B. Vogel, the commanding general of the Amphibious Corps, to talk them into using the Navajo's language as code in WWII. Why? (1) It is an unwritten language of extreme complexity. (2) It's syntax , tonal qualities and dialects make it extremely baffling to anyone who hasn't been taught it. (3) And, they were fast! Johnston did tests showing that the Navajos could encode, transmit and decode a 3-line message in English in 20 seconds. At that time, machines took 30 minutes to do the same job.  (Trust me, having done N. Pole messages, speed is of the essence! I can't do it in 20 seconds today. It takes at least that long just  to boot the computer. )

Not all Navajo were chosen.  They had to know both English and Navajo. Since many had never been off the reservation, that limited who became a Code Talker.  The men worked together to create the code within their own language.  It was a code within a coded language you might say.  After they finished making the code, it was tested by cryptographers in the Defense Department.  After 4 days of trying, they could not break the Navajo Code talker's code.  And, so it was approved for use in battle.

In May of 1942, the first 29 Navajo recruits went off to boot camp (aka Camp Pendleton, CA) and first got training in Morse code, semaphore, military-style messages, wire laying, and learning different kinds of radios. After that, they then created the Navajo code  their own dictionary for their own code,  which had to be memorized. 

The Code Talkers were a vital part of the Marine Corps.  And, as such, each Code Talker had one or two men guarding him at all times.  This wasn't just to protect him from enemy fire, but it was also to protect him from other Marines at times who often mistook a Navajo for the Japanese enemy.  Apparently they thought they looked alike?  Chester Nez states this happened to him in the Santa Fe article.

The Navajo Code talkers took part in every US Marine assault conducted in the Pacific between 1942-1945.  To quote Major General Howard Connor, "Were it not for the Navajos, the Marines would never have taken Iwo Jima."  General Connor alone had 6 Navajo Code talkers working around the clock during the first 48 hours of battle, sending, coding, decoding  a total of 800 messages, all with NO ERRORS!

There were 300 code talkers in total.  It is believed that 13 died in WWII.  But, that's hard to validate since their existence was a secret so all records on them were classified.

On September 17, 1992 at the Pentagon in Washington, DC 35 veteran Marine Corp code talkers attended the dedication that was long overdue  them.  Click on the link at the left to read the proposal for a Navajo Code Talkers Memorial.

Who were the 29 Original Navajo Code Talkers?  For years they have been one of our  nation's best kept secrets. But their recognition is long overdue. I am listing all the names below:

They are listed in alphabetical order (after those still living). The list does not imply any rank, importance or any other status.
 All were great.


1. Chester Nez
 
The oldest survivor. Died June 2014 Link
2. Lloyd Oliver
3. Charlie Y. Begay
4. Roy L. Begay
5. Samuel H. Begay
6. John Ashi Benally
7. Wilsie H. Bitsie
8. Cosey S. Brown
9. John Brown, Jr.
10. John Chee
11. Bejamin Cleveland
12. Eugene R. Crawford
13. David Curley
14. Lowell S. Damon
15. George H. Dennison
16. James Dixon
17. Carl N. Gorman
18. Oscar B. Ilthma
19. Alan Dale June
20. Alfred Leonard
21. Johnny R. Manuelito
22. William McCabe
23. Jack Nez
Link
24. Joe Palmer
25. Frank Denny Pete
26. Nelson S. Thompson
27. Harry Tsosie
28. John Willie
29. William Dean Wilson

 

Navajo Code Talker Frank Tsosie Thompson  died June 3, 2008  at age 87.
Samuel Billson,  Charles Chibitty and Joe Palmer Obits


 
These 29 led the way!  About 540 Navajos served as Marines in 1945. Out of the 540,  375 to 420 were code talkers. The rest served in other areas. All of them volunteered to serve their country. None were drafted.

 

  Comanche Code Talkers


AP Photo: Charles Chibitty receives the Knowlton Award during a ceremony Nov. 30, 1999, at the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To the left is a photo of Charles Chibitty, the last surviving WWII Comanche Code Talker.  The largest, and most commonly known group, came from the Navajo nation who used their language to send messages in the Pacific theatre. But, there were  also 17 code talkers from the Comanche tribe near Lawton, OK, who shared their language, and courage, to transmit messages to help America in the European theatre.  He was  born on November 20, 1921, near Medicine Park, OK. But, he attended high school at Haskell Indian School, Lawrence, KS. 
He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1941; and, was very proud to help his country. Mr. Chibitty died July 20, 2005 in Tulsa, OK at the age of 83.

As I said above, there were 17 original Comanche Code Talkers; but, 14  actually served overseas in Europe. Here is the list of the original 17.  An asterisk is at the end of the name if they served overseas also. 
They are listed alphabetically:

Charles Chibitty*
Haddon Codynah*
Ralph Holder*
Forrest Kassanavoid*
Willington Mihecoby*
Albert Nahquaddy
Perry Noyebad*
Clifford Ototivo*
Simmons Parker*
Melvin Permansu*
Elgin Red Elk*
Roderick Red Elk*
Larry Saupitty*
Morris Sunrise*
Anthony Tabbytite
Ralph Wahnee
Willie Yackeschi*

Note: Not all Code Talkers were Navajo.  Later on, there were other tribes that contributed also: 

17 Chippewa and Oneida
17 Comanche (Listed Above)
19 Sac and Fox (Mesquakie)
11 Hopi (1941)

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The Navajo Code Talkers' Code
Below is the complete code: The original and the  June 15, 1945 revised version.
I typed it all as one presentation to save confusion.

The Alphabetical Code
They had 3 different words for most of the letters.

Letter 

Navajo Words

English
Words

A Wol-la-chee
Be-la-Sana
Tse-Nill
Ant
Apple
Axe
B Shush
Toish-jeh
Na-hash-crid
Bear
Barrel
Badger
C Moasi
Tla-gin
Ba-goshi
Cat
Coal
Cow
D Be
Chindi
Lha-cha-eh
Deer
Devil
Dog
E Dzeh
Ah-jah
Dzeh
Elk
Ear
Eye
F Ma-e
Chuo
Tsa-e-donin-ee
Fox
Fir
Fly
G Klizzie
Ah-tad
Jeha
Goat
Girl
Gum
H Lin
Tse-gah
Cha
Horse
Hair
Hat
I Tkin
Yeh-hes
A-chi
Ice
Itch
Intestine
J Tkele-cho-gi
Ah-ya-tsinne
Yil-doi
Jackass
Jaw
Jerk
K Klizzie-yazzie
Jad-ho-loni
Ba-ah-ne-di-tinin
Kid
Kettle
Key
L Dibeh-yazzie
Ah-jad
Nash-doie-tso
Lamb
Leg
Lion
M Na-as-tso-si
Tsin-tliti
Be-tas-tni
Mouse
Match
Mirror
N Nesh-chee
Tsah
A-chin
Nut
Needle
Nose
O Ne-ahs-jah
A-kha
Tlo-chin
Owl
Oil
Onion
P Bi-sodih
Cla-gi-aih
Ne-zhoni
Pig
Pant
Pretty
Q Ca-yeilth Quiver
R Gah
Dah-nes-tsa
Ah-lossi
Rabbit
Ram
Rice
S Dibeh
Klesh
Sheep
Snake
T Than-zie
Da-ah
A-woh
Turkey
Tea
Tooth
U No-da-ih
Shi-da
Ute
Uncle
V A-keh-di-glini Victor
W Gloe-ih Weasel
X Al-an-as-dzoh Cross
Y Tsah-as-zih Yucca
Z Besh-do-gliz Zinc

The Months of the Year

The Month

Navajo Word

English
Translation

January Yas-nil-tes Crusted Snow
February Astah-be-yaz Small Eagle
March Woz-cheind Squeaky Voice
April Tsha-chill Small Plant
May Tah-tso Big Plant
June Be-ne-eh-eh-jah-tso Big Planting
July Be-ne-ta-tsosie Small Harvest
August Be-neen-ta-tso Big Harvest
September Ghan-jih Half
October Nil-chi-tsosie Small Wind
November Nil-chi-tso Big Wind
December Kesh-mesh Christmas

 

Sentence  Punctuation

Punctuation

Navajo Word

English
Translation
Colon : Naki-alh-deh-da-al Two Spots
Comma , Tsa-na-dahl Tail
Dash - Us-dzoh Dash
Parenthesis () Astsanh Rib
Period . Da-ahl-zin Black Spot
Question ? Ah-jah Ear
Semi Colon ; Da-ahl-zhin Bi-tsa Na-dahl Spot Tail

 

Military Terms

 Word

Navajo Word

English
Translation
Corps Din-neh-ih Clan
Division Ashi-hi Salt
Regiment Tabaha Edge-water
Battalion Tacheene Red Soil
Company Nakia Mexican
Platoon Has-clish-nih Mud
Section Yo-ih Beads
Squad Dibeh-li-zini Black Sheep

Military Officers

Rank

Navajo Word

English
Translation

Brigadier GeneraL

So-a-la-ih

One Star

Major General

So-na-kih

Two Stars

Colonel

Asta-besh-le-gai

Silver Eagle

Lt. Colonel

Che-chil-be-tah-
besh-legai

Silver Oak Leaf

Major

Che-chil-be-tah-ola

Gold Oak Leaf

Captain

Besh-legai-nah-kik

Two Silver Bars

1st Lieutenant

Besh-le-gai-a-lah-ih

One Silver Bar

2nd Lieutenant

Ola-alah-ih-ni-ahi

One Gold Bar

Commanding
Officer

Hash-kay-gi-na-tah

War Chief

Executive
Officer

Bih-da-hol-nehi

Those in charge

 

Airplanes

Word

Navajo Word

English
Translation
Airplanes Wo-tah-de-ne-ih Air Corps
Dive Bomber Gini Chicken Hawk
Torpedo Plane Tas-chizzie Swallow
Observation Plane Ne-as-jah Owl
Fighter Plane Da-he-tih-hi Hummingbird
Bomber Jay-sho Buzzard
Patrol Plane Ga-gih Crow
Transport Plane Astah Eagle

 

Ships

Word

Navajo Word English
Translation
Ships Toh-dineh-ih Water Clan Fleet
Battleship Lo-tso Whale
Aircraft Carrier Tsidi-ney-ye-hi Bird Carrier
Submarine Besh-lo Iron Fish
Mine Sweeper Cha Beaver
Destroyer Ca-lo Shark
Transport Dineh-nay-ye-hi Man Carrier
Cruiser Lo-tso-yazzie Small Whale
Mosquito Boat Tse-e Mosquito

 

Communication Devices & Terms

 

Device or
Term

Navajo Word

English
Translation
Telephone Besh-hal-ne-ih Telephone
Switchboard Ya-ih-e-tih-ih Central
Wire Besh-le-chee-ih Copper
Telegraph Besh-le-chee-ih Be-hane-ih Communication By Copper Wire
Semaphore Dah-ha-a-tah-ih Be-hane-ih Flag Signals
Blinker Coh-nil-kol-lih Fire Blinder
Radio Nil-chi-hal-ne-ih Radio
Panels Az-kad-be-ha-ne-ih Carpet Signals

Countries

Country

Navajo Word

English
Translation
Africa Zhin-ni Blackies
Alaska Beh-hga With Winter
America Ne-he-mah Our Mother
Australia Cha-yes-desi Rolled Hat
Britain Toh-ta Bounded By Water
China Ceh-yehs-besi Braided Hair
France Da-gha-hi Beard
Germany Besh-be-cha-he Iron Hat
Iceland Tkin-ke-yah Ice Land
India Ah-le-gai White Clothes
Italy Doh-ha-chi-yali-tchi Stutter
Japan Beh-na-ali-tsoisi Slant Eyed
Philippines Keyah-da-na-ilhe Floating Land
Russia Sila-goche-ih Red Army
South America Sha-de-ah-ne-mah South Our Mother
Spain Debeh-de-nih Sheep/Pain

Other Code Talker Code Words

 

 General Code Term

 Navajo Word

English Translation

 

A

Abandon
About
Abreast

Ye-tsan
Wola-chi-a-moffa-gahn
Wola-chee-be-yied

Run  away from
Ant Fight
Ant Breast

Accomplish
According
Acknowledge
Action

Ul-so
Be-ka-ho
Hanot-dzied
Ah-ha-tinh

All Done
According To
Acknowledge
Action

Activity
Addition
Address
Adequate
Adjacent
Adjust

Ah-ha-tinh-y
Ih-he-de-ndel
Yi-chin-ha-tse
Beh-gha
Be-gahi
Has-tai-kad

Action ending in Y
Addition
Address
Enough
Near
Adjust

Advance
Advise

Nas-sey
Na-netin

Ahead
Advise

Aerial
Against
Aid
Air

Be-zonz
Be-na-gnish
Eda-ele-tsood
Nilchi

Stinger
Against
Aid
Air

Airdrome

Nilchi-began

Air House

Affirmative
After

Lanh
Bi=kha-di (A)

Affirmative
After

Alert
All

Ha-ih-des-he
Ta-ah-tah (A)

Alert
All

Allies

Nih-hi-cho

Allies

Along

Wol-la-chee-snez

Long Ant

Also

Eh-do

Also

Alternate
Ambush
Ammunition

Na-kee-go-ne-nan-dey-he
Khac-da
Beh-eli-doh-be-cah-ali-tas-ai

 Second Position
Ambush
Ammunition

Amphibious

Chal

Frog

And
Angle

Do
Dee-cahn

And
Slanting

Annex
Announce
Anti
Anticipate
Any

Ih-nay-tani
Beh-ha-o-dze
Wol-la-chee-tsin
Ni-jol-lih
Tah-ha-dah

Addition
Announce
Ant Ice
Anticipate
Any

Appear
Approach
Approximate

Ye-ka-ha-ya
Bi-chi-ol-dah
To-kus-dan

Appear
Moving to
Approximate

Are
Area

Gah-tso
Haz-a-gih

Large Rabbit
Area

Armor

Besh-ye-a-da-di-teh

Iron Protection

Arrive

ll-day

Came

Army

Lei-cha-ih-yil-knee-hi

Army

Artillery

Be-al-doh-tso-lani

Many Big Guns

As

Ache

Ace

Assault
Assemble
Assign
At

Altseh-ejah-he
De-ji-kash
Bah-deh-tahn
Ah-di

First Striker
Bunch Together
Assign
At

Attack

Al-tah-je-jay

Attack

Attempt

TBo-o-ne-tah (A)

Try

Attention

Giha

Attention

Authenticator

Hani-ba-ah-ho-zin

Know About

Authorize

Be-bo-ho-snee

Authorize

Available

Ta-shoz-teh-ih

Available

 

B

Baggage

Klailh (B)

Baggage

Banzai

Ne-tah

Fool Them

Barge

Besh-na-elt

Barge

Barrier

Bih-chan-ni-ah

In The Way

Base

Bih-tsee-dih

Foundation

Battery

Bih-be-al-koh-tka-ih

Three Guns

Battle

Da-ah-hi-dzi-tsio

Battle

Bay

Toh-ah-hi-ghinh

Bay

Bazooka

Ah-zhol

Bazooka

Beach

Tah-bahn

Beach

Be

Tses-nah

Bee

Been
Before

Tse-nah-nesh-chee
Bin-tse-din

Bee/Nut
Before

Begin

Ha-hol-ziz

Start

Belong
Beyond

Tse-nah-snez
Bilh-la-di

Long Bee
Down Below

Bivouac

Ehl-nas-teh

Brush Shelter

Block

Da-dey-than

Block

Bomb

A-ye-shi

Eggs

Boobytrap
Borne
Boundary
Bulldozer

Dineh-ba=whoa=blehi
Ye-chie-tsan
Ka-yah-bi-na-has-dzoh (B)
Dola-alth-whosh

Man Trap
Born Elk
Boundary
Bull Sleep

Bunker
But

Tsas-ka
Neh-dih

Sandy Hollow
But

By

A-ye-shi

By

C

Cable

Besh-lkoh

Wire Rope

Caliber

Nahl-kihd

Move Around

Camp

To-altseh-hogan

Temporary Place

Camouflage

Di=nes-ih

Hid

Can

Yah-di-zini

Can

Cannoneer

ABe-al-doh-tso-dey-del-don-igi

Big Gun Operator

Capacity

Be-nel--ah

Capacity

Capitol

Tkah-chae

Seat House

Captain

Besh-legai-nah-kih

Two Silver Bars

Capture
Carry
Case

Yis-nah
Yo-lailh
Bit-sah

Capture
Carry
Case

Casualty
Cause
Cave
Ceiling
Cemetery
Center
Change
Channel
Charge

Bin-din-ne-day
Bi-nih-nani
Tsa-ond
Da-tel-jay
Jish-cha
Ulh-ne-ih
Thla-go-a-nat-zah
Ha-talhi-yazzie
Ah-tah-gi-jah

Out of Action
Cause
Rock Cave
Seal
Among Devils
Center
Change
Small Singer
Charge

Chemical
Circle
Circuit
Class
Clear

Ta-nee
Nas-pas
Ah-neh-ha-dailh
Alth-a-a-teh
Yo-ah-hol-zhod

Alkali
Circle
Circuit
Class
Clear

Cliff
Close

Tse-ye-chee
Ul-chi-uh-nal-yah

Cliff
Close

Coast Guard

Ta=bas-dsissi

Shore Runner

Code

Yil-tas

Peck

Column

Alth-kay-ni-zih

Column

Combat

Da-ah-hi-jih-ganh

Fighting

Combination
Come

Al-tkas-ei
Huc-quo

Mixed
Come

Commander

Bih-keh-he

Senior

Commanding Officer
Commerical
Commit

Hash-kay-gi-na-tah

Nai-el-ne-hi
Huc-quo-la-jish

War Chief

Commercial
Come Glove

Communication

Ha-neh-al-enji

Making Talk

Conceal

Be-ki-asz-jole

Conceal

Concentrate
Concussion
Condition
Conference

Ta-la-hi-jih
Whe-hus-dil
Ah-ho-tai
Be-ke-ya-ti

One Place
Concussion
How it is
Talk Over

Confidential

Na-nil-in

Keep Secret

Confirm
Consider
Consist
Consolidate
Construct
Contact

Ta-a-neh
Ne-tsa-cas
Bilh (C)
Ah-nih-ni-nil
Ahl-neh
Ah-hi-di-dail

Make Sure
Think it Over
Consist
Put Together
To Make
Come Together

Continue
Control
Conquer

Ta-yi-teh
Nai-ghiz
A-keh-des-dlin

Continue
Control
Won

Convoy
Coordinate

Tkal-kah-o-nel
Beh-eh-no-zin-na-as-dzoh

Moving on Water
Known Lines

Counter Attack
Course

Woltah-al-ki-gi-toh
Co-ji-goh

Counter Act
Course

Craft

Ah-toh

Nest

Creek

Toh-nil-tsanh

Little Water

Cross

TAl-n-as-dzoh

Cross

Cub

Shush-yahz

Cub

 

D

Dawn

Ha-yeli-kahn

Dawn

Debouchment

Dzilth-gahn-ih

Apache

Defense
Degree
Delay
Deliver

Ah-kin-cil-toh
Nahl-kihd
Be-sitihn
Be-bih-zihde

Defend
Degree
Deer Lay
Deer Liver

Demolition
Dense

Al-deel-tahi
No-dilh-cla (D)

Blow Up
Wet

Department
Depart

Hogan
Da-de-yah

Central House
Depart

Designate
Desperate

Ye-khi-del-nei
Ah-da-ah-ho-dzah

Point Out
Down to Last

Detach
Detail
Detonator

Al-cha-nil
Be-beh-sha
Ah-deel-tahi (OR)

Detached
Deer Tail
Blown Up

Difficult

Na-ne-klah

Difficult

Dig In

Le-eh-gade

Dig In

Direct

Ah-ji-go

Direct

Disembark

Eh-ha-jay

Get Out

Dispatch

La-chai-en-seis-be-jay

Dog is Patch

Disposition

A-ho-tay

Disposition

Displace

Hih-do-nal

Move

Display

Be-seis-na-neh

Deer is Play

Disposition

A-ho-tey

Disposition

Distribute

Nah-neh

Distribute

District

Be-thin-ya-ni-che

Deer Ice Strict

Do

Tse-le

Small Pup

Document

Beh-eh-ho-zinz

Document

Drive

Ah-nol-kahl

Drive

Dud

Di-giss-yahzie

Small Dummy

Dummy

Di-giss-tso

Big Dummy

 

E

Each

Ta-lahi-ne-zini-go (D)

Each

Echelon

Who-dzoh

Line

Edge

Be-ba-hi

Edge

Effective

Be-delh-need

Effective

Effort

Yea-go

With All Your Might

   Element

Ah-na-nai

Troop Representing Others

Elevate

Ali-khi-ho-ne-oha

Elevate

Eliminate

Ha-beh-to-dzil

Eliminate

Embark

Eh-ho-jay

Get on

Emergency
Emplacement

Ho-nez-cla
La-az-nil

Emergency
Emplacement

Encounter
Engage
Engine
Engineer

Bi-khanh
A-ha-ne-ho-ta
Chidi-bi-tsi-tsine (E)
Day-dil-jah-hi

Go Against
Agreed
Engine
Fire Builder

Enlarge
Enlist

Nih-tsa-goh-al-neh
Bih-zih-a-da-yi-lah

Make Big
Signature

Entire
Entrench
Envelop

Ta-a-tah (E)
E-gad-ah-ne-lah
A-zah-gi-ya

Entire
Make Ditch
Envelop

Equipment
Erect
Escape

Ya-ha-de-tahi
Yeh-zihn
A-zeh-ha-ge-yah

Equipment
Stand Up
Escape

Establish

Has-tay-dzah

Set Up

Estimate

Bih-ke-tse-shod-des-kez

Guess

Evacuate

Ha-na

Evacuate

Except

Neh-dih (E)

Except

Expect

Na-wol-ne

Expect

Exchange

Alh-nahl-yah

Exchange

Execute

A-do-nil

Will Happen

Expedite

Shil-loh (E)

Speed Up

Explosive

Ah-del-tahi (E)

Explosive

Extend

Ne-tdale

Make Wide

Extreme

Al-tsan-ah-bahm

Each End

 

F

 

Fail
Failure
Farm

Cha-al-cind
Yees-chin
Mai-be-he-ahgan

Fail
Failure
Fox Arm

Feed
Field

Dzeh-chi-yon
Clo-dih

Feed
Outside

Fierce
File
Final

Toh-bah-ha-zsid
Ba-eh-chez
Tah-ah-kwo-dih

Afraid
File
That Is All

Fire

Coh

Fire

Flame Thrower

Coh-ar-ghil-tlid

Flame Thrower

Flank

Dah-Di-kad

Flank

Flare
Flight

Wo-chi
Ma-e-as-zloli

Light Streak
Fox Light

Force
Form
Formation

Ta-na-ne-ladi
Be-cha
Be-cha-ye-lailh

Without Care
Form
Formation

Fortification
Fortify

Ah-na-sozi
Ah-na-sozi-yazzie

Cliff Dwelling
Small Fortification

Forward

Tehi

Let's Go

Fragmentation

Besh-yazzie

Small Metal

Frequency

Ha-talhi-tso

Big Singer

Friendly

neh-hecho-da

Friendly

From

Bi-tsan-dehn

From

Furnish

Yeas-nil (F)

Furnish

Further

Wo-nas-di

Further

 

 

G

Garrison

Yah-a-da-hal-yon-ih

Take care of

Gasoline

Chidi-bi-toh

Gasoline

Grenade

Mo-ma-si

Potatoes

Guide

Nah-e-thlai

Guide

Guard

Ni-dih-da-hi

Guard

H

Hall

Lhi-ta-a-ta

Horse All

Half Track

Alh-nih-jah-a-quhe

Race Track

Halt
Handle

Ta-akwai-i
Bet-seen

Halt
Handle

Have

Jo

Have

Headquarters
Held

Na-ha-tah-ta-ba-hogan
Wo-tan-ta-er-dahn-oh

Headquarters
Held (Past Tense)

High
High Explosive
Highway

Wo-tar
Be-al-doh-be-ca-bih-dzil-igi
Wo-tah-ho-ne-teh

High
Powerful Shell
High Way

Hold
Hospital

Wo-tkanh
A-zeh-al-hi

Hold
Place of Medicine

Hostile

A-nah-ne-dzin

Not Friendly

Howitzer

Be-el-don-ts-quodi

Short Big Gun

I

Illuminate

Wo-chi  (I)

Light Up

Immediately

Shil-loh

Immediately

Impact

Ah-he-dis-goh

Impact

Important
Improve
Include
Increase

Ba-has-teh
Ho-dol-zhond
El-tsod
Ho-nalh

Important
Improve
Include
Increase

Indicate
Infantry

Ba-Hal=neh
Ta-neh-lal-dahi

Tell About
Infantry

Infiltrate
Initial

Ye-gha-ne-jeh
Beh-ed-de-dlid

Went Through
Brand

Install

Ehd-thah

Put in

Installation
Instruct

Nas-mil
Na-ne-tgin

In Place
Teach

Intelligence
Intense

Ho-ya
Dzeel

Smart
Strength

Intercept
Interfere

Nel-ya-me-jah
Ah-n9lh-khlai

Intercept
Interfere

Interpret

Ah-tah-ha-ne

Interpret

Invade

A-tah-gi-nah

Move Into

Investigate

Na-ali-ka

Track

Is

Seis

Seven

Island

Seis-Keyah

Seven Island

Isolate

Bih-tsa-nel-kad

Seperate

 

J, K and L

 

Jungle

Woh-di-chil

Jungle

Kill
Kilocycle

Naz-Tsaid
Nas-tsaod-a-kha-ah-yeh-ha-dilh

Kill
Kill Oil Go Around

Labor
Land

Na-nish- (L)
Kay-yah

Labor
Land

Launch
Leader
Least
Leave

Tka-ghil-zhod
Ah-na-ghai
De-be-yazie-ha-a-ah
Dah-de-yah

Launch
Leader
Lamb Feast
He Left

Left
Less
Level

Nish-cla-jih
Bi-oh- (L)
Dil-konh

Left
Less
Level

Liaison
Limit
Litter
Locate

Da-a-he-gi-eneh
Ba-has-ah
Ni-das-ton (L)
A-kwe-eh

Know Other's Action
Limit
Scatter
Spot

Loss

Ut-din

Loss

 

M-N

 

Machine Gun

A-knah-as-donh

Rapid Fire Gun

Magnetic
Manage

Na-e-Lahi
Hastni-beh-na-hai

Pick Up Iron
Man Age

Maneuver

Na-na-o-nalth

Moving Around

Manufacture

Besh-be-eh-el-ih-dih

Metal Factory

Map
Maximum

Kah-ya-nesh-chai
Bel-dil-khon

Map
Fill To Top

Mechanic
Mechanized
Medical
Megacycle

Chiti=a-nayl-inih
Chidi-da-ah-he-goni
A-zay
Mil-ah-heh-ah-dilh

Car Repairman
Fighting Cars
Medicine
Million Go Around

Merchant Ship
Message

Na-el-nehi-tsin-na-ailh
Hane-al-neh

Merchant Ship
Message

Military
Millimeter

Silago-keh-geh
Na-as-tso-si-a-ye-do-tish

Military
Double Mouse

Mine
Minimum
Minute

Ha-gade
Be-oh (M)
Ah-khay-el-kit-yazzie

Mine
Minimum
Little Hour

Mission
Mistake

Al-neshodi
O-zhi

Mission
Miss

Mopping
More
Mortar

Ha-tao-di
Thla-na-nah
Be-al-doh-cid-da-hi

Mopping
More
Sitting Gun

Motion

Ha-hot-nah

Motion

Motor

Chide-be-tse-tsen

Car Head

Native
Navy

Ka-ha-teni
Tal-kah-silago

Native
Sea Soldier

Necessary

Ye-na-zehn

Want

Negative

Do-ya-sho-da

No Good

Net

Na-nes-dizi

Net

Neutral

Do-neh-lini

Neutral

Normal

Doh-a-ta-h-dah

Normal

Not

Ni-dah-than-zie

No Turkey

Notice

Ne-da-tazi-thin

No Turkey Ice

Now

Kut

Now

Number

Beh-bih-ke-as-chinigh

What's Written

O

 

Objective

Bi-ne-yei

Goal

Observed

Hal-zid

Seen

Obstacle

Da-ho-desh-aha

Obstacle

Occupy

Yeel-tsod

Taken

Of

Toh-ni-tkai-lo

Ocean Fish

Offensive
Once
Only

Bin-kie-jinh-jih-dez-jay
Ta-lai-di
Ta-ei-tay-a-yah

Offensive
Once
Only

Operate
Opportunity
Opposition

Ye-nahl-nish
Ash-ga-alin
Ne-he-tsah-jih-shin

Work At
Opportunity
Opposition

Or
Orange
Order

Eh-do-dah-goh
Tchil-lhe-soi
Be-eh-ho-zini

Either
Orange

Direct

Ordinance
Originate
Other

Lei-az-iah
Das-teh-do
La-e-cih

Underground
Begin
Other

Out
Overlay

Clo-dih
Be-ka-has-tsoz

Out Side
Over Lap

P - Q

Particular

A-yo-ad-do-neh

Particular

Party

Da-sha-jah

Party

Pay

Na-eli-ya

Pay

Penalize
Percent
Periodic
Permit
Personnel

Tah-ni-des-tanh
Yal
da-al-zhin-thin-moasi
Gos-shi-e
Da-ne-lei

Set Back
Money
Period Ice Cat
Permit
Member

Photograph
Pill Box
Pinned Down

Beh-chi-ma-had-nil
Bi-so-dih-dot-sahi-bi-tsah
Bil-dah-has-tanh-ya

Photograph
Sick Pig Box
Pinned Down

Plane
Plasma
Point
Pontoon

Tsidi
Dil-di-ghili
Be-so-de-dez-ahe
Tkosh-jah-da-na-elt

Bird
Plasma
Pig Point
Floating Barrel

Position
Possible

Bilh-has-ahn
Ta-ha-ah-tay

Position
Possible

Post

Sah-dei

Post

Prepare
Present
Previous

Hash-tay-ho-dit-ne
Kut
Bih-tse-dih

Prepare
Present
Previous

Primary
Priority

Altseh-nan-day-hi-gih
Altseh-nan-day-hi-gih

First Position
Priority

Probable
Problem

Da-tsi
Na-nish-tsoh

Probable
Big Job

Proceed
Progress

Nay-nih-jih
Nah-sai

Go
Progress

Protect
Provide
Purple

Ah-chanh
Yis-nil
Dinl-chi

Self Defense
Provide
Purple

Pyrotechnic

Coh-na-chanh

Fancy Fire

Question

Ah-jah

Ear

Quick

Shil-loh

Quick

R

 

Radar

Esat-tsanh

Listen

Raid

Dezjay

Raid

Railhead

A-do-geh-hi

Shipping & Receiving Area

Railroad

Konh-na-al-bansi-bi-thin

Railroad

Rally

A-lah-na-o-glalth

Gathering

Range
Rate
Ration
Ravine

An-zeh
Gah-eh-yahn
Na-a-jah
Chush-ka (R)

Distance
Rabbit Ate
Ration
Ravine

Reach
Ready
Rear

Il-day (R)
Kut (R)
Be-ka-denh (R)

Reach
Ready
Rear

Reached
Receipt
Recommend

Baz-ni-tsood
Shoz-teh
Che-ho-tai-tahn

Reached
Receipt
Recommend

Reconnaissance

Ha-a-cidi

Inspector

Reconnoiter
Record
Red

Ta-ha-ne-al-ya
Gah-ah-nah-kloli
Li-chi

Make Sure
R-E-Rope
Red

Reef
Reembark
Refire
Regulate

Tsa-zhin
Eh-na-coh
Na-na-codh
Na-yel-n

Black Rock
Go In
Refire
Regulate

Reinforce
Relief

Nal0dzil
Aganh-tol-jay

Reinforce
Relief

Relieved
Reorganize

Nah-jih-co-nal-ya
Ha-dit-zah

Remove
Reorganize

Replacement

Ni-na-do-nil

Replacement

Report

Who-neh

Got Words

Representative

Tka-naz-nili

Triple Men

Request
Reserve
Restrict
Retire
Retreat
Return

Jo-kayed-goh
Hesh-j-e
Ba-ho-chini
Ah-hos-teend
Ji-din-nes-chanh
Na-dzah

Ask For
Reserve
Restrict
Retire
Retreat
Came Back

Reveal
Revert
Revetment
Ridge

Who-neh-  (L)
Na-si-yiz
Ba-nas-cla (R)
Gah-ghil-keid

Reveal
Turn About
Corner
Rabbit Ridge

Rifleman

Be-al-do-hosteen

Rifleman

River

Toh-yil-kal

Much Water

Robot Bomb

A-ye-shi-na-tah-ih

Egg Fly

Rocket
Roll
Round

Lesz-yil-beshi
Yeh-mas
Naz-fas (R)

Sand Boil
Roll
Round

Route

Gah-bih-tkeen

Rabbit Trail

Runner

Nih-dzid-teih

Runner

S

 

Sabotage

A-tkel-yah

Hundred

Saboteur

A-tkel-el-ini

Trouble Maker

Sailor
Salvage
Sat

Cha-le-gai
Na-has-glah
Bih-la-sana-cid-da-hi

White Caps
Pick Them Up
Apple Sitting

Scarlet, Red
Schedule
Scout

Lhe-chi (S&R)
Beh-eh-ho-zini
Ha-a-sid-al-sizi-gih

Red
Short Racoon
Schedule

Screen
Seaman

Besj=na-nes-dizi
Tkal-kah-dineh-in

Screen
Seaman

Secret
Sector

Bah-has-tkin
Yoehi (S)

Secret
Sector

Secure

Ye-dzhe-al-tsisi

Small Security

Seize
Select
Set

Yeel-stod
Be-tah-has-gla
Dzeh-cid-da-hi

Seize
Took Out
Elk Sitting

Shackle
Shell

Di-bah-nesh-gohz
Be-al-koh-be-ca

Shackle
Shell

Shore

Tah-bahn

Shore

Short

Be-oh

Short

Side
Sight

Bosh-keesh
Ye-el-tsanh

Side
Seen

Signal
Simplex
Sit
Situate

Na-eh-eh-gish
Alah-ih-ne-tih
Tkin-cid-da-hi
A-ho-tay

By Signs
Inner Wire
Ice Sitting
Situate

Smoke

Lit

Smoke

Sniper

Oh-behi

Pick 'em Off

Space
Special
Speed
Sporadic

Be-tkah
E-yih-sih
Yo-zons
Ah-na-ho-neil

Between
Main Thing
Swift Motion
Now and Then

Spotter
Spray
Squadron

Eel-tsay-i
Klesh-so-dilzin
Nah-ghizi

Spotter
Snake Pray
Squash

Storm
Straff
Straggler

Ne-ol
Na-wo-ghi-goid
Chy-ne-de-dahe

Storm
Hoe
Straggler

Strategy

Na-ha-Tah

Strategy

Stream
Strength
Stretch

Toh-ni-lih
Dzhel
Desz-tsood

Running Water
Strength
Stretch

Strike
Strip
Stubborn

Nay-dal-ghal
Ha-tih-jah
Nil-ta

Strike
Strip
Stubborn

Subject
Submerged

Na-nish-yazzie
Tkai-cla-yi-yah

Small Job
Under Water

Submit
Subordinate

A-nih-leh
Al-khi-nal-dzil

Send
Helping Each Other

Succeed
Success
Successful
Successive
Such

Yah-tay-go-e-elah
Ut-zah
Ut-zah-ha-dez-bin
Ut-zah-sid
Yis-cleh

Make Good
It is done
It Is Done Well
Success Scar
Socks (Sox)

Suffer

To-ho-ne

Suffer

Summary

Shin-go-bah

Summer Mary

Supplementary

Tka-go-ne-nan-dey-he

Third Position

Supply
Supply Ship

Nal-yeh-hi
Nalga-hi-tsin-nah-ailh

Supply
Supply Ship

Support

Ba-ah-hot-gli

Depend

Surrender

Ne-na-cha

Surrender

Surround

Naz-pas

Surround

Survive

Yis-da-ya

Survive

System

Di-ba-tsa-as-zhi-bi-tsin

System

 

T

 

Tactical
Take

E-chihn
Gah-tahn

Tactical
Take

Tank

Chay-da-gahl

Tortoise

Tank Destroyer

Chay-da-gahi-nail-tsaidi

Tortoise Killer

Target
Task
Team

Wol-don
Tazi-na-eh-dil-kid
Deh-na-as-tso-si

Target
Turkey Ask
Tea Mouse

Terrace
Terrain

Ali-khi-ho-ne-oha (T)
Tashi-na-hal-thin

Terrace
Turkey Rain

Territory

Ka-yah

Territory

That

Than-zie-cha

Turkey Hat

The

Cha-gee

Blue Jay

Their
Thereafter
These
They
This

Bih
Ta-zi-kwa-i-be-ka-di
Cha-gi-o-eh
Cha-gee (Y)
Di

Their
Turkey Here After
The See
The Y
The

Together

Ta-bil

With

Torpedo
Total
Tracer

Lo-be-ca
Ta-al-so
Beh-na-al-kah-hi

Fish Shell
Total
Tracer

Traffic Diagram
Train
Transportation
Trench

Hane-ba-na-as-dzoh
Coh-nai-ali-bahn-si
A-hah-da-a-cha
E-gade

Diagram Story Line
Train
Transportation
Trench

Troop

Nal-deh-hi

Troop

Truck

Chido-tso

Big Auto

Type

Alth-ah-a-teh

Type

 

U-Z

Under

Bi-yah

Under

Unidentified

Do-bay-hosen-e

Unidentified

Unit
Unshackle
Until

Da-az-jah
No-da-eh-nesh-gohz
Uh-quo-ho

Unit
Unshackle
Until

Vicinity

Na-hos-ah-gih

There About

Village
Visibility

Chah-ho-oh-lhan-ih
Nay-es-tee

Many Shelter
Visibility

Vital

Ta-eh-ye-sy

Vital

Warning

Bilh-he-neh

Warning

Was

N-teh

Was

Water
Wave

Tkoh
Yilh-kolh

Water
Wave

Weapon
Well
When

Beh-dah-a-hi-jih-gani
To-ha-ha-dlay
Gloe-eh-na-ah-wo-hai

Fighting Weapon
Well
Weasel Hen

Where
Which
Will
Wire

Gloe-ih-qui-ah
Gloe-ih-a-hsi-tlon
Gloe-ih-dot-sahi
Besh-tsosie

Weasel Here
Weasel Tied Together
Sick Weasel
Small Wire

With
Within
Without
Wood
Wound

Bilh (W)
Bilh-bigih
Ta-gaid
Chiz
Cah-da-khi

With
With In
Without
Fire Wood
Wound

Yard

A-del-tahl

Yard

Zone

Bih-na-has-dzoh

Zone

 

The Pledge of Allegiance 

Pledge of Allegiance
 
    ( English)
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty & justice for all.

Dah Naat' Beehodilzin
   
  ( Navajo)
Kyah Ashdladiingo nihi hahoodzoog bidah naat'a' t' iyis shi iligo baa bich'i' adhn. Hl ajooba' hasinii yee hadt'. Kyah t'a' si'ng Diyin God yee dhodlzin. Binahji' niik'e ajooba' bidziilii bee da'ahinita'.

The Star Spangled Banner

The Star Spangled Banner
   
  ( English)
Oh say can you see
By the dawn's early light
What so proudly we hailed
At the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes & bright stars
Thru the perilous fight
O'er the ramparts we watched
Were so galantly streaming?
And the rocket's red glare,
The bombs bursting in air
Gave proof through the night
That our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled
Banner yet wave
Over the land of the free
And the home of the brave!

Dah Naat'a' So' Bi Sinil
  ( Navajo)
Y'aashg dadsh''
Hyook biyi'd'
Bdahwii'niihgo t'
Dah naat'a' yego nihi nilinii
Noodz d biso' diswos
Naabaahii yitah '
Bits'honye'go dein'
Nihich'i' nddah ndi baa iniidl
Ah hool'g bine' neid
Bhdzidii dahlo ndi
t'iy bee sihasin
T' nih dah sitsooz ndi
T' sh so' bi sinilgo
Dah naat' h hool'a doo
Nihikyah bika'gi
K'ad nihi hodezyl! *

*Katherine Duncum, 1988

Used by permission from Terry Teller's site. Much thanks.

(Sources for my  brief summation come from numerous websites I read, including those linked above.
As well as a DVD called "Navajo Code Talkers, The Epic Story" By Brandon Tully)

Midi Titled "Nocturnal Messages"

 


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