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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Carib Words

Welcome to our Carib vocabulary page! Carib is a Cariban language, related to other languages like Macushi and Akawaio. We have included twenty basic Carib words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. You can find more Carib 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 translation of Native American languages fundraiser or visit our main Carib language site for more free resources.

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Carib Word Set

(Click here for Carib pronunciation guide)

English (Français) Carib words
One (Un) O'win
Two (Deux) Oko
Three (Trois) Oruwa
Four (Quatre) Okupaime
Man (Homme) Wokyry
Woman (Femme) Woryi
Sun (Soleil) Weju
Moon (Lune) Nuno
Water (Eau) Tuna

Click here to see Carib vocabulary words compared to words in related Cariban languages: Cariban Indian Words

Carib Picture Dictionaries

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

*Carib animal words
*Carib color words
*Carib number words

Additional Resources

   Languages of Guyana
   Native American language dictionary
   Native American names
   Cariban languages

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