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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Chimila Words

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

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Chimila Word Set

(Click here for Chimila pronunciation guide)

English (Français) Chimila words
One (Un) Tiite
Two (Deux) Muuh
Three (Trois) hana
Four (Quatre) Mbríijée'e
Five (Cinq) Kúttenda jéemekénta
Man (Homme) Sáawiri
Woman (Femme) Júngwiri
Dog (Chien) Péekru
Sun (Soleil) Ndíngga
Moon (Lune) Máamasu
Water (Eau) Ndittake
Tree (Arbre) Kah

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

Chimila Picture Dictionaries

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

*Chimila animal words

Additional Resources

   Language in Colombia
   Indian dictionary
   American Indian dog names

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