"Usdi Yona" means "little bear". "Usdi" also means "baby".

The pronunciation can be found in the Song Notes.

Notes

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Here is the translation to usdi yona, as per your request on your blog:

ᏗᎧᏃᎩᏓ ᎠᏗᎭ
Dikanogida adiha
The song is saying:

ᎤᏍᏗ ᏲᎾ
Usdi yona
Little bear

ᎣᏍᏓᏞᎩ
Osdatlegi
Please slow down

ᏥᏯᎩᎸᏓ
Tsiyagilvda
I am riding

Sincerely,
ᏩᎵᏏ/Walisi/Wallace

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Pronunciation:

Usdi yona
Usdi yona
Osda hlega
Osda hlega
Tsiyagilada
Usdi yona
Usdi yona
Osda hlega
Osda hlega

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The Cherokee Heritage Documentation Center posted a video of a traditional Cherokee lullaby called ᎤᏍᏗ ᏲᎾ (pronounced "usdi yona").

According to the site, it was men who used to sing lullabies to children. You can hear men singing this in an old recording that's played at the beginning of the video.
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Thanks and Acknowledgements

Thanks to Greywolf for sharing the pronunciation and translation! Thanks to ᏩᎵᏏ/Walisi/Wallace for writing about a different meaning of the song!

If anyone can confirm the translation, please email me. Thanks in advance! -Mama Lisa

Wado!