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Native American Vocabulary: Arawak Words (Lokono)

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

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Arawak Word Set

(Click here for Arawak pronunciation guide)

English (Français) Eastern Arawak words
(French Guiana)
Western Arawak words
One (Un) Ábą Aba
Two (Deux) Bian Biama
Three (Trois) Kabun Kabyn
Four (Quatre) Biti Bithi
Man (Homme) Wadili Wadili
Woman (Femme) Hiaro Hiaro
Dog (Chien) Péero (from Spanish) Péero (from Spanish)
Sun (Soleil) Hadali Hadali
Moon (Lune) Kati Kathi
Water (Eau) Uini Vuniabu

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

Arawak Picture Dictionaries

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

*Arawak animal words
*Arawak color words
*Arawak number words

Additional Resources

   The Arawak Language of Guiana
   Languages of Suriname
   Arawak traditions
   Indian names
   Indian numerals

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