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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Changuena Words

Welcome to our Changuena vocabulary page! Changuena is a Chibchan language, related to other languages like Bari and Ika. We have included twenty basic Changuena words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. You can find more Changuena 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 Indian words fundraiser or visit our main Changuena language site for more free resources.

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Changuena Word Set

English (Français) Changuena words
One (Un) Umai
Two (Deux) Kumat
Three (Trois) Kumas
Four (Quatre) Kupaki
Five (Cinq) Kulmale
Man (Homme) Taro
Woman (Femme) Amia
Sun (Soleil) Keliku
Moon (Lune) Sirala
Water (Eau) Si
Stone (Pierre) Haga
Night (Noir) Bo

Click here to see Changuena vocabulary words compared to words in related Chibchan languages: Chibchan Indian Words

Changuena Picture Dictionaries

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

*Changuena animal words

Additional Resources

   Costa Rica indigenous languages
   English-Native American dictionary
   Indian horse names
   Chibchan languages

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