Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address – 19

In Kaniakehaka

There are many expressions of the Words That Come Before All Else, as individual as the speaker. This simplified Mohawk version is one:

OHENTON KARIHWATEHKWEN TEIETHINONWARATONHKHWA

We Give Them Thanks

Akwekon onkweshona entitewatkawe ne kanonhweratonhtsera.
Teiethinonhwaraton ne lethinistenha Ohontsia.
Teiethinonhwaraton ne Ohnekashona.
Teiethinonhwaraton ne Ohonteshona.
Teiethinonhwaraton ne Kakhwashona.
Teiethinonhwaraton ne Kahishona.
Teiethinonhwaraton ne Ononhkwashona.
Teiethinonhwaraton ne Kontirio.
Teiethinonhwaraton ne Karontashona.
Teiethinonhwaraton ne Otsitenokona.
Teiethinonhwaraton ne Kaieri Nikawerake.
Teiethinonhwaraton ne Ratiweras.
Teniethinonhwaraton ne Ahsonhthenhneka Karahkwa.
Tentshitewanonhweraton ne Tshitewahtsia Karahkwa.
Teiethinonhweraton ne Otsistohkwashona.
Teiethinonhweraton ne Kaieri Niionkwetake.
Tentshitewanonhweraton ne Shonkwaiatison.
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