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Native American Vocabulary: Baniua do Içana Words

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

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Baniwa Word Set

(Click here for Baniwa pronunciation guide)

English/Français/Español Baniwa words
One/Un/Uno apada
Two/Deux/Dos dzamada
Three/Trois/Tres madariwa
Man/Homme/Hombre atsia
Woman/Femme/Mujer iina
Dog/Chien/Perro tsiinu
Sun/Soleil/Sol kamui
Moon/Lune/Luna keeri
Water/Eau/Agua uuni

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

Baniwa Picture Dictionaries

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

*Baniwa animal words
*Baniwa body parts
*Baniwa color words
*Baniwa number words

Additional Resources

   Cosmos, Self, and History in Baniwa Religion (Amazon affiliate link)
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