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Native American Vocabulary: Apinaye Words

Welcome to our Apinaye vocabulary page! Apinaye is a Ge language of Brazil, related to other rainforest languages like Kayapo and Xavante. We have included twenty basic Apinaye words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. If you'd like to know an Apinaye word that is not in these wordlists, you can take part in our Native American Indian words fundraiser or visit our main Apinaye language site for more free resources.

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Apinaye Word Set

English (Français) Apinaye words
One (Un) Pyxi
Two (Deux) Atkrut
Three (Trois) Atkrut nepyxi
Man (Homme) Mby
Woman (Femme) Ndi
Dog (Chien) Rop
Sun (Soleil) Mbyt
Moon/Lune/Luna Xure
Earth (Terre) Pyka
Fire (Feu) Kuvy
Water (Eau) Ngo
Black (Noir) Tyk
White (Blanc) Yaka
Red (Rouge) Kabrek
Yellow (Jaune) Rerer

Click here to see Apinaye vocabulary words compared to words in related Macro-Ge languages: Macro-Ge Indian Words

Additional Resources

   A Divided World: Apinaye Social Structure
   Brazilian languages
   Native American-English dictionary
   Indian names and their meanings
   Macro-Ge language family

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