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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Abipon Words

Welcome to our Abipon vocabulary page! Abipon is a Guaicuruan language, related to other languages like Kadiweu and Toba. We have included twenty basic Abipon words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. You can find more Abipon Indian words in our online picture glossaries. If you'd like to know an Abipon word that is not in these wordlists, you can take part in our American Indian translation fundraiser or visit our main Abipon language site for more free resources.

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Abipon Word Set

(Click here for Abipon pronunciation guide)

English (Français) Abipon words
One (Un) Iñitãra
Two (Deux) Iñoaká
Three (Trois) Iñoaka iekaiñi
Four (Quatre) Naatapici
Five (Cinq) Hanamhegem
Man (Homme) Yoalé
Woman (Femme) Oanerma
Dog (Chien) Neteginc
Sun (Soleil) Empaega
Moon (Lune) Grauek
Water (Eau) Enagap
Fire (Feu) Nkaatek
Earth (Terre) Aaloa
Mother (Mère) Iate
Father (Père) Iita
House (Maison) Niik
Black (Noir) Nenegin
White (Blanc) Ialak
Corn (Maïs) Nemelk
Fish (Poisson) Noayi

Click here to see Abipon vocabulary words compared to words in related Guaicuruan languages: Guaicuruan Vocabulary

Abipon Picture Dictionaries

Here are some themed Abipon word lists we have put together and illustrated for language learners. Feel free to print them out for classroom purposes!

*Abipon animal words
*Abipon color words
*Abipon number words

Additional Resources

   An Account of the Abipones (Amazon affiliate link)
   Wikipedia: Abipón
   Argentina language information
   Indian names and meanings

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