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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Candoshi Words

Welcome to our Candoshi vocabulary page! Candoshi is a Peruvian language that is not closely related to any other language, but some linguists have suggested it may be related to the Arawakan or Jivaroan languages. We have included twenty basic Candoshi words here, to compare with other American Indian languages. You can find more Candoshi 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 Candoshi language site for more free resources.

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Candoshi Word Set

(Click here for Candoshi pronunciation guide)

English/Français/Español Candoshi words
One/Un/Uno Mínamtá
Two/Deux/Dos Tsíbonó
Three/Trois/Tres Tóochpá
Four/Quatre/Cuatro Ipónponáró
Five/Cinq/Cinco Zamíatpata
Man/Homme/Hombre Kamooza
Woman/Femme/Mujer Kiiza
Dog/Chien/Perro Tomoozi chinoozi
Sun/Soleil/Sol Zaari
Moon/Lune/Luna Tsoopi
Water/Eau/Agua Kógó

Candoshi Picture Dictionaries

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

*Candoshi animal words
*Candoshi body parts
*Candoshi color words
*Candoshi number words

Additional Resources

   Languages in Peru
   American Indian dictionary
   Indian names
   Jivaroan languages



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