Sunka: (shoon-kah) General description for all dogs.
When you say "sungmanitu tanka" a description of a wolf, we imagine a figure similar to a coyote but much larger.
*"Sung" is short for ''Sunka". "Manitu" today is translated as''the wilds" or ''wilderness'' but actually ''manitu" describes an area where there are no human beings. The English translation is misleading.
Lakota Word of the Week
Every week we will post a new word/words
All lessons in honor of, and from, Albert White Hat, Sr and his book
READING AND WRITING THE LAKOTA LANGUAGE
Available at the Sinte Gleska University bookstore and online book sellers.
Accreditation and Sinte Gleska University – A Short History
Sinte Gleska University has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC – formerly the North Central Association) since 1983. Because SGU is accredited, colleges and universities across the United States will review courses that students take at SGU and will consider them for transfer.
For more information, and to see the most recent correspondence from HLC to SGU, click on the HLC logo