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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Achuar Words

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

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Achuar Word Set

(Click here for Achuar pronunciation guide)

English/Français/Español Achuar words
One/Un/Uno Chikíchik
Two/Deux/Dos Jímiar
Three/Trois/Tres Kambátam
Four/Quatre/Cuatro Chindúk chindúk
Five/Cinq/Cinco Ju uvejkamash
Man/Homme/Hombre Áishmag
Woman/Femme/Mujer Núwa
Dog/Chien/Perro Yawáñ
Sun/Soleil/Sol Tsáñ
Moon/Lune/Luna Yántu
Water/Eau/Agua Yúmi
Earth/Terre/Tierra Núngka
Black/Noir/Negro Shuwín
White/Blanc/Blanco Púju
Big/Gros/Grande Juun
Small/Petit/Pequeño Túupich
Mother/Mere/Madre Nukúr
Father/Pere/Padre Apár
House/Maison/Casa Jẽã

Click here to see Achuar words compared to words in related Jivaroan languages: Jivaroan Indian Words

Achuar Picture Dictionaries

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

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

Additional Resources

   Achuar-Spanish dictionary
   Ecuador native languages
   The Achuar of the Pastaza River
   Indian dictionary
   Native American names
   Jivaro languages

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