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Build your Lakota vocabulary with Lakota Language Consortium’s FREE vocabulary game for your phone or tablet. Quiz yourself everyday to learn different categories – wild animals, food, drinks, and more! The free version of the app includes:
> 20 culturally-relevant categories designed by Lakota speakers
> 10-25 words per category, for a total of 200-500 words!
> Audio pronunciation and visual aid for each word in the category
> Quiz yourself by matching English words to Lakota words, and vice versa
> Progress through levels to unlock new words
> Track your progress and review words you’ve learned by category or activity
Additional categories are available (~40 categories, and growing!) with purchase of the app, for only $0.99!

After downloading and opening the app, choose ‘Download New Words’ to get started on learning Lakota vocab!

Whether you are learning on your own, or taking a beginner’s Lakota class, Lakota Vocab Builder will help build your confidence in using new Lakota words!

Designed for learning that is memorable and fun!
Each word you match correctly increases your score, and each level you finish unlocks a new one! Words that are not matched correctly are repeated until you master them. This repetition method is an effective learning strategy.

About the Lakota Language Consortium...
Lakota Language Consortium provides accessible language-learning tools and resources – textbooks, apps, dictionaries and more - to help preserve Lakota. Get to know us at http://www.lakhota.org and check out some of our other Lakota products!
Questions? Concerns? Please let us know!
We’re always working to improve our Lakota language-learning products. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please send us an email at customersupport@lakhota.org

What's New

Version 1.1

This update is signed with Apple’s latest signing certificate. No new features are included.

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
14 Ratings
14 Ratings

Good start, needs work

Uisge beatha

I'm excited to see a Lakota flash card app that includes audio. I like the books and CDs from this company, so hopefully this app will improve and be as useful. Not so good points on this app because you have no ability to choose what topic you want to begin with to study; they lock all topics forcing you to follow their predetermined sequence. Don't do that, anyone with a slight interest will find this off putting. Second, not all the words fit on the screen. I don't know if this was accidental or if the cards were scaled to fit a screen larger than a 5s, but I'm not seeing some of the letters in some words. It's a shame because on the same card 1/3 of the screen is vacant spacing around the pic or choices. Scale things to optimize the space available. My rating will improve when the app does.

Great App, But Always Crashes


I would give this app 5 stars--it is a great idea to help learn--but it constantly crashes when press the first step of "people". Every single time. And, since it is set up that you have to complete each step in order to unlock another step or category, even though I paid to unlock all the categories, it's a dead app. I keep hoping that the company will send out an update, because I love this app, and would love to continue using it again.

I gave it two stars because it has a good gui, when it works it has great functionality, it is a great idea...and if the problem in their app always freezing as soon as I start the first "people" step, I will happily update this review to five stars.



I love this app! Being able to hear the word, see the word... Helps me to understand how to correctly place the gutteral sounds.
One thing I don't understand is why dog and cat or horse aren't in the animal section. Are the words in a different part of the app?
It would be great to have a kid friendly app for my four year old. We live so far from South Dakota and it would be nice for her to learn the same words the kids are learning on the reservation.
I'm really glad someone came up with this app. 👍👍👍


Lakota Language Consortium, Inc.
3.5 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Lakota Language Consortium 2015
In-App Purchases
  1. Lakota Vocab Builder Pro $0.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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