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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Cayapa Words

Welcome to our Cayapa vocabulary page! Cayapa is a Barbacoan language, related to other languages like Tsafiki and Cuaiquer. We have included twenty basic Cayapa words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. You can find more Cayapa Indian words in our online picture glossaries. If you need to know a Cayapa word that is not currently on our page, you can take part in our Indian words and meaning fundraiser or visit our main Cayapa language site for more free resources.

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Cayapa Word Set

(Click here for Cayapa pronunciation guide)

English/Français/Español Cayapa words
One/Un/Uno Main
Two/Deux/Dos Pallu
Three/Trois/Tres Pema
Man/Homme/Hombre Unbeeruka
Woman/Femme/Mujer Hinbu
Dog/Chien/Perro Kucha
Sun/Soleil/Sol Pahta
Moon/Lune/Luna Kepe pahta
Water/Eau/Agua Pi
Stone/Piedra/Pierre Hupuka

Click here to see Cayapa vocabulary words compared to words in related Barbacoan languages: Barbacoan Indian Words

Cayapa Picture Dictionaries

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

*Cayapa numbers

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