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Native American Vocabulary: Amuesha Words

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

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Amuesha Word Set

Click here for Amuesha pronunciation guide

English/Franšais/Espa˝ol Amuesha words
One/Un/Uno Paherr
Two/Deux/Dos Epa
Three/Trois/Tres Ma'pa
Four/Quatre/Cuatro Pa'taats
Five/Cinq/Cinco Amnaar
Man/Homme/Hombre Yacma
Woman/Femme/Mujer Peno
Dog/Chien/Perro Oochec
Sun/Soleil/Sol Atsne'
Moon/Lune/Luna Ahrroorr
Water/Eau/Agua

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

Amuesha Picture Dictionaries

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

*Amuesha animal words
*Amuesha body parts
*Amuesha color words
*Amuesha number words

Additional Resources

   The Power of Love: Moral Use of Knowledge amongst the Amuesha
   Peru languages
   Amazon rainforest tribes
   American Indian dictionary
   Indian names
   Indian number



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