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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Carijona Words

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

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Carijona Word Set

(Click here for Carijona pronunciation guide)

English/Franįais/Espaņol Carijona dialect Umaua dialect
One/Un/Uno teņi teenyi
Two/Deux/Dos sakanarī sīkīnīlī
Three/Trois/Tres seraurī yeelawīlī
Four/Quatre/Cuatro kīnītīkīrīnī  
Five/Cinq/Cinco eņatowene  
Man/Homme/Hombre gīri wire
Woman/Femme/Mujer werichi weliji
Dog/Chien/Perro kaikuchi ekunu kaykuji
Sun/Soleil/Sol bei wey
Moon/Lune/Luna nuna nuunī
Water/Eau/Agua tuna tuuna
Earth/Terre/Tierra nono noono

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

Carijona Picture Dictionaries

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

*Carijona animal words
*Carijona body parts
*Carijona number words

Additional Resources

   Colombia languages
   Native American language dictionary
   Native American names
   Cariban languages

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