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Native American Vocabulary: Ayoreo Words

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

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Ayoreo Word Set

English (Français) Ayoreo words
One (Un) Chojmara
Two (Deux) Gare
Three (Trois) Gadioc
Four (Quatre) Gagajni
Man (Homme) Jnani
Woman (Femme) Gapua
Dog (Chien) Tamocoi
Sun (Soleil) Guede
Fire (Feu) Pioi
Water (Eau) Yodi

Click here to see Ayoreo vocabulary words compared to words in related Zamucoan languages: Zamucoan Indian Words

Ayoreo Picture Dictionaries

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

*Ayoreo animal words

Additional Resources

   Behold the Black Caiman: A Chronicle of Ayoreo Life
   Languages of Paraguay
   American Indian names and meanings
   Amazon rainforest tribes

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