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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Ch'ol Words

Welcome to our Ch'ol vocabulary page! Ch'ol is a Mayan language, related to other languages like Kanjobal and Quiche. We have included twenty basic Chol words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. You can find more Ch'ol 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 translation fundraiser or visit our main Ch'ol language site for more free resources.

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Ch'ol Word Set

(Click here for Ch'ol pronunciation guide)

English (Franais) Ch'ol words
One (Un) jump'ejl
Two (Deux) cha'p'ejl
Three (Trois) uxp'ejl
Four (Quatre) chmp'ejl
Five (Cinq) jo'p'ejl
Man (Homme) winic
Woman (Femme) x'ixic
Dog (Chien) tz'i'
Sun (Soleil) ch'ujutat
Moon (Lune) ch'ujua'
Water (Eau) ja'
White (Blanc) scwa'an
Yellow (Jaune) c'nc'n
Red (Rouge) chchc
Black (Noir) i'ic'
Eat (Manger) uch'en
See (Voir) q'uel
Hear (Entendre) ubintel
Sing (Chanter) c'yin
Leave (Partir) loq'uel

Click here to see Ch'ol vocabulary words compared to words in related Mayan languages: Mayan Indian Words

Ch'ol Picture Dictionaries

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

*Ch'ol animal words
*Ch'ol body parts
*Ch'ol color words
*Chol number words

Additional Resources

   Mexico Indian languages
   Native dictionary
   Names in Native American
   Maya family

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