Va Ehenihv: Va Nehλivi ju Va Gehrudoxehk (Ehenihv: The Language of The Gerudo)


Gerudo Typography font and Gerudo Fortress Image Courtesy of Nintendo, Ltd


Introduction and Summary of the contents of my Web-site:

Tisaλa zimafzut zitmusyanae, Va Ehenihv!

Happy 16th Birthday, Ehenihv!

(Special thanks to Robert Rennie for the functional Vihrdas font!)

The original, E-he (Desert) Dialect of this language was created in 2004, but the actual web-site was not set up until about a year, later. And this language is based on the Gerudos from the Ocarina of Time-era, so it is very different from the language seen in the new game Breath of the Wild. Since the new game takes place 10,000 years after Ocarina of Time: naturally, one would expect a language to change.

I changed some things since the last major update to the language/website! I took off the accent marks on the vowels, changed the spelling of some words (the words are still pronounced the same way as they always were!), and added Me-vihrdas characters for C,Q, and X. This was done for many reasons, but partially so that if someone chose to write out these words using the official, Nintendo (Gerudo Typography) font in lieu of the font provided on this site by Mr Rennie and myself: they could easily do so.

To note: If you are going to use this language for fan-fiction purposes: PLEASE tell me you are going to do so. Do not forget to also give credit where it is due. Thank-you and I wish you the best of luck with your writings!


Special Kitite (Thank yous)  

I would like to give a very special thanks to fans of this site and those who just came here out of curiosity! and of course: Kitit, adila! Bi és sun!

: Learn some of the tribe's battle cries! Click here! Includes audio examples!

Me-Vihrdas (also known as modern Gerudo)Alphabet! Me-Vihrdas Alphabet! Now includes audio clips!

English to Ehenihv Dictionary. Go here As a bonus: audio clips for pronunciation help!

Numbers and how to tell time in Ehenihv Click here!

To go to the Grammar Section Click here! I go more in depth about how Ehenihv Syntax (Sentence Structure) works! Includes audio examples!

The Gerudo Pirates of Great Bay have their own dialect of Ehenihv. For a quick run-down Click Here!

Contractions: the secret to learning how to speak fluent Ehenihv Click here!

To be even more fluent in Ehenihv: Learn about their slang and expressions! Click Here!This is a topic that is not covered in the official textbook.

Learn about Pet-names, Honourifics, Royal Titles and names of family members! page Click here! Includes audio examples!


Follow this language on Twitter! @GerudosEheniv Lots of news of updates on current, Gerudo-related projects and even actual Gerudo Language tweets!

Want to stay connected to The Ehenihv-speaking community? Or become a Movok (member) of 'The Gerudo Tribe'? (get a cool Membership Card like Link did?) Va Gehrudo Nehlivi (The Gerudo Language) Facebook Page!

If Javehsrand (Facebook) is not your thing: you can keep up with Va Ehenihv: the Language of The Gerudo Tribe's blog on Tumblr! Read about the more lingusitics aspect of the language which you cannot find in the textbook.

Want more? I have recently published an unofficial, rough field guide to Ehenihv and it is now for sale on Amazon! Kindle or if you would like to decorate your bookshelves...the paperback version!

The listed price in the links provided, above is in US Dollars, but the book is available for purchase through and almost everywhere else in the World Amazon will allow me to sell it!

Va Ehenihv: A Conversational Language Course

Now available in français and deutsch!

Or if you just want to learn the vocabulary: you can purchase the official dictionary!

Ehenihv-English Vihrdas rand/English-Ehenihv Dictionary

Available in françias, deutsch, and now español!

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Gerudo Alphabet (Me-Vihrdas) used on this web-site was created by Robert Rennie and is intended for private use only.

Va Ehenihv: The Language of The Gerudo is a work of fan-fiction and was created by Nina-Kristine Johnson in 2004. The Gerudo tribe is property of Nintendo, Shigeru Miyamoto, and Eiji Aonuma. Nintendo Ltd is not affiliated with Nina-Kristine Johnson.