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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Cuna Words

Welcome to our Cuna vocabulary page! Cuna is a Chibchan language, related to other languages like Bari and Ika. We have included twenty basic Cuna words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. You can find more Cuna Indian words in our online picture glossaries. If you'd like to know a Cuna word that is not currently on our page, you can take part in our Native American words fundraiser or visit our main Cuna language site for more free resources.

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Cuna Word Set

(Click here for Cuna pronunciation guide)

English (Français) Cuna words
One (Un) Kwena
Two (Deux) Po
Three (Trois) Pa
Four (Quatre) Pakke
Five (Cinq) Attale
Man (Homme) Tule
Woman (Femme) Ome
Sun (Soleil) Ipe
Moon (Lune) Chichi
Water (Eau) Tii
Stone (Pierre) Akkwa
Eagle (Aigle) Kulup
Fish (Poisson) Ua

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

Cuna Picture Dictionaries

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

*Cuna numbers

Additional Resources

   Columbian language
   American Indian dictionary
   Indian last name
   Chibchan tribes

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