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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Chatino Words

Welcome to our Chatino vocabulary page! Chatino is an Oto-Manguean language, related to other languages like Zapotec and Mixtec. We have included twenty basic Chatino words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. You can find more Chatino 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 Chatino language site for more free resources.

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Chatino Word Set

English (Français) Yaitepec Chatino
One (Un) ska3
Two (Deux) tukwa1
Three (Trois) sno2
Four (Quatre) hakwa3
Five (Cinq) ka'yu1
Man (Homme) yu3
Woman (Femme) kwo'o1
Dog (Chien) šni'3
Sun (Soleil) kucha2
Moon (Lune) ko'12
Water (Eau) ti'a3

Click here to see Chatino vocabulary words compared to words in related Oto-Manguean languages: Otomanguean Words

Chatino Picture Dictionaries

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

*Chatino animal words

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