Nouns describe people, animals, places, things, and abstract concepts. For example:

Blackfoot English
aakíí ‘woman’
ponoká ‘elk’
sikóóhkotok ‘Lethbridge’ (literally: “black rock”)
sopo ‘wind’
atsiníkssin ‘story’

Blackfoot nouns usually have endings (called inflections) that can be added to a stem to indicate various distinctions such as number (singular and plural), gender (animate and inanimate), obviation (proximate and obviative), and possession.