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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Aguaruna Words

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

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Aguaruna Word Set

(Click here for Aguaruna pronunciation guide)

English/Français/Español Aguaruna words
One/Un/Uno Bakichik
Two/Deux/Dos Jimaj
Three/Trois/Tres Kampatum
Four/Quatre/Cuatro Ipaksumat
Five/Cinq/Cinco Uweja amua
Man/Homme/Hombre Aishmag
Woman/Femme/Mujer Nuwa
Dog/Chien/Perro Yawaa
Sun/Soleil/Sol Etsa
Moon/Lune/Luna Nantu
Water/Eau/Agua Yumi
Mother/Mère/Madre Dukug
Father/Père/Padre Apag
Black/Noir/Negro Shuwin
White/Blanc/Blanco Puju
Big/Gros/Grande Apu
Small/Petit/Pequeño Piipich
Fish/Poisson/Pez Namaka
House/Maison/Casa Jega
Corn/Maïs/Maiz Sháa

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

Aguaruna Picture Dictionaries

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

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

Additional Resources

   Upriver: The Awajun
   Language spoken in Peru
   Amazonian tribes
   Indian dictionary
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