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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Achagua Words

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

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Achagua Word Set

(Click here for Achagua pronunciation guide)

English/Français/Español Achagua words
One/Un/Uno Báque
Two/Deux/Dos Chámai
Three/Trois/Tres Matálii
Four/Quatre/Cuatro Kuátru
Five/Cinq/Cinco Abakáahi
Man/Homme/Hombre Washiaáli
Woman/Femme/Mujer Íina
Dog/Chien/Perro Áuli
Sun/Soleil/Sol Cáiwia
Moon/Lune/Luna Quéerri
Water/Eau/Agua Shiátai
Black/Noir/Negro Kachajulai
White/Blanc/Blanco Kabalai
Mother/Mere/Madre Nutúwa
Father/Pere/Padre Nusálihina
Canoe/Canoe/Canoa Íida

Click here to see Achagua vocabulary words compared to words in related Arawakan languages: Arawakan Indian Words

Achagua Picture Dictionaries

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

*Achagua animal words
*Achagua body parts
*Achagua color words
*Achagua food words
*Achagua number words

Additional Resources

   Made from Bone: Trickster Myths from the Amazon
   Colombia language
   American Indian dictionary
   Indian name
   Indian numbers
   Arawakan
   Achagua mythology



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