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Native American Vocabulary: Barasana Words

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

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Barasana Word Set

(Click here for Barasana pronunciation guide)

English (Français) Barasana words
One (Un) Sĩgũ
Two (Deux) Hũarã
Three (Trois) Ĩdĩãrã
Four (Quatre) Bãbãrĩrãkũ
Man (Homme) Ũmũ
Woman (Femme) Rõmĩõ
Dog (Chien) Ekari yai
Sun (Soleil) Mũĩhũ
Star (Étoile) Ñõkõ
Water (Eau) Oko
Fire (Feu) Hea
Corn (Maïs) Ohorika
Black (Noir) Ñĩĩ
White (Blanc) Boti
Red (Rouge) Sũã
Head (Tête) Rihoa
Hand (Main) Ãmõ
Eye (Oeil) Kahea
Fish (Poisson) Wai
Bird (Oiseau) Mĩnĩ

Click here to see Barasana vocabulary words compared to words in related Tucanoan languages: Tucanoan Indian Words

Barasana Picture Dictionaries

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

*Barasana animal words
*Barasana body parts
*Barasana color words

Additional Resources

   The Fish People: Linguistic Exogamy and Tukanoan Identity in Northwest Amazonia
   Amazonian tribes
   Language in Colombia
   American Indian language dictionary
   Native name
   Cariban



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