Wa:gö’ (Wah-goh) / Food

The vocabulary included below is meant to emphasize the traditional foods of the Seneca, including the three foods collectively known as the Three Sisters (corn, beans, and squash).

 

Gaëdagö:ka:’ (Gah-eh-dah-goh-kah) Vegetables

  • Jöhéhgöh (joh-heh-goh): Corn, Beans, and Squash (Three Sisters) 

  • Ogö:sä’ (oh-goh-sah) Baked corn

  • Ogösägi’ (oh-go-sah-gee) Baked corn soup

  • Ogösäse:’, (literally, “new bake d corn”) (oh-goh-sah-say) Succotash

  • Wadésáé’dö:n (wah-dey-sah-eh-doh-n) Baked beans

  • Otgöwösa:a’ (oh-t-goh-woh-sah) String bean

  • Otgöwö’sä:gi’ (oh-t-goh-who-sah-gee) String bean soup

  • Osä’ah (Oh-sah-ah)or onösä’ah  (Oh-noh-sah-ah) Unripe corn or beans

  • Wadé:nyöhsö:dak (wah-dey-nyoh-soh-dak) Baked squash

 

O:nyöhsowa:nëh (oh-nyoh-soh-wah-neh) Pumpkin

Wahnönö’dö:dak (wah-noh-noh-doh-dak) Baked potatoes 

 

 O:yö:n (oh-yoh-n) Fruit 

  • Ogë:sä’ (oh-gey-sah) Unripe fruit

  • Ojí:ya’ (oh-jee-yah) Berries

  • Ojísdödá’shä’ (oh-jee-s-doh-dah-shah) Strawberries

  • Ga:nyö’o:ya’ (gah-nyoh-oh-yah) Apples

 

Gëdzöh (Geh-dzoh) Fish

  • Gatge:sha’ (gah-t-gey-shah) Pike

  • Ja:wë:h (jah-weh) Trout

  • Ogáwihsö:n (oh-gah-wee-soh-n) Sturgeon

  • Dzodä:dö’ (dzoh-dah-doh) Bass

 

O’wà:shö’öh (Oh-wah-shoh-oh), literally meaning “Various kinds of meats”

  • O’só:ön (oh-soh-oh-n”) Turkey

  • Neogë’ (ney-oh-geh) Deer

  • Onyagwai’ (oh-nyah-gwa-ee) Bear

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