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Native American Vocabulary: Apalai Words

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

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Apalai Word Set

(Click here for Apalai pronunciation guide)

English (Français) Apalai words
One (Un) Toiro
Two (Deux) Asakoro
Three (Trois) Oseruao
Man (Homme) Orutua
Woman (Femme) Ipyty
Sun (Soleil) Xixi
Moon (Lune) Nuno
Water (Eau) Tuna

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

Apalai Picture Dictionaries

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

*Apalai animal words
*Apalai body parts
*Apalai color words
*Apalai number words

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