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Native American Vocabulary: Waimiri-Atroari Words

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

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Atruahi Word Set

(Click here for Atruahi pronunciation guide)

English (Français) Atruahi words
One (Un) Awyni
Two (Deux) Typytyna
Three (Trois) Takynyna
Man (Homme) Wykyry
Woman (Femme) Weri
Sun (Soleil) Wyi
Moon (Lune) Nenwe
Water (Eau) Syna

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

Atruahi Picture Dictionaries

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

*Atruahi animal words
*Atruahi body parts
*Atruahi color words
*Atruahi number words

Additional Resources

   Ethnobotany of the Waimiri Atroari Indians
   Waimiri
   Brazilian languages
   American Indian dictionary
   Native names
   Amazonian culture



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