Concept list Swadesh 1954 97

According to Swadesh, this list of 97 items was extracted from a larger collection of 120 wordlists in American Indian languages. The 97 items which Swadesh labeled as "non-cultural" seem to be a compromise between coverage and useful items for language comparison, which would also explain the rather strange number of 97 concepts.

Id English English gloss Concept set