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Native American Vocabulary: Akawaio Words

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

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Akawaio Word Set

(Click here for Akawaio pronunciation guide)

English (Franšais) Akawaio words
One (Un) Teginn÷
Two (Deux) Aza'r÷
Three (Trois) Ozorau
Four (Quatre) Azagoro'ne
Five (Cinq) Teginn÷ emiya
Man (Homme) Warawok
Woman (Femme) Ori
Sun (Soleil) Weyu
Moon (Lune) Nuno
Water (Eau) Tuna
Stone (Pierre) T÷pu
Black (Noir) I'k´r´ng
White (Blanc) Aimu'nang
Fish (Poisson) Morok
Corn (Ma´s) Anai
Flower (Fleur) Ip´r´

Click here to see Akawaio vocabulary words compared to words in related Cariban languages: Cariban Indian Words

Akawaio Picture Dictionaries

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

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

Additional Resources

   An introduction to the Akawaio and Arekuna peoples
   Guyana language
   Native dictionary
   Native American names

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