The word for coyote in Hiaki is, Wo’i, but in Sonora it is pronounced as Go’i. In the Hiaki culture, coyotes are known as thieves. In Hiaki stories, you often hear of Wo’i Wakila (Skinny Coyote) playing tricks and getting into trouble. An example of using the word is:

“Wo’i wakahta nee etbwariak!”

“Coyote stole my meat!”

A word related to wo’i is va’a wo’i, which means ‘water coyote’, but it refers to the egret, because it walks around hunting fish in the water like the coyote hunts its prey on land.

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