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Native American Vocabulary: Bororo Words

Welcome to our Bororo vocabulary page! Bororo is a Macro-Ge language, related to other rainforest languages like Kayapo and Xavante. We have included twenty basic Bororo words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. If you would like to know a Bororo word that is not in these wordlists, you can take part in our Native American words fundraiser or visit our main Bororo language site for more free resources.

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Bororo Word Set

English (Français) Bororo words
One (Un) Mito
Two (Deux) Pobe
Three (Trois) Pobe ma me'tuja bo'kware
Man (Homme) Imedu
Woman (Femme) Aredu
Dog (Chien) Arigao
Sun (Soleil) Meri
Moon (Lune) Ari
Fire (Feu) Joru
Water (Eau) Pobo

Click here to see Bororo vocabulary words compared to words in related Macro-Ge languages: Macro-Ge Indian Words

Additional Resources

   The Amazonian Languages
   Bororo
   Languages spoken in Brazil
   English-Native American dictionary
   Native American names and their meanings
   Macro-Ge languages



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