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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Chorotega Words

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

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Chorotega Word Set

English (Français) Chorotega words
One (Un) teka
Two (Deux) hausmi
Three (Trois) hamij
Four (Quatre) hahami
Five (Cinq) haunsmij
Man (Homme) ntihpu
Woman (Femme) naji
Dog (Chien) nambi
Sun (Soleil) numu
Moon (Lune) yu
Water (Eau) nimbu

Click here to see Chorotega vocabulary words compared to words in related Oto-Manguean languages: Oto-Manguean Indian Words

Chorotega Picture Dictionaries

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

*Chorotega animal words

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