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Vocabulary Words in the Cahuapanan Language Family

These Cahuapanan words are not spelled phonetically--each word is spelled according to the orthography of its own language, so if you're not familiar with these languages you will need to follow the links to see how to pronounce them. We are working on a second chart transcribed into IPA symbols. We have included twenty basic Cahuapanan Indian words, enough to give you a feeling for each language. All the nouns are singular and all the verbs are 3rd person singular ("he or she sings") because many Native American languages don't have a separate infinitive ("to sing") the way English and French do.

If you would like to know a Cahuapanan word that is not currently on our page, you can take part in our Native American Indian words fundraiser or visit our main Cahuapanan languages site for more free resources.

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Cahuapanan Word Sets

English/Franįais/Espaņol Chayahuita Jebero
One/Un/Uno A'na' Ala'sa'
Two/Deux/Dos Tsahtu' Katu'ta'
Three/Trois/Tres Tsarah Kala
Four/Quatre/Cuatro Kahtabinih Inkatu'
Five/Cinq/Cinco A'natīrahpu' Allitulun
Man/Homme/Hombre Kīmabi Yuyu'
Woman/Femme/Mujer Sanabi Ku'aper
Dog/Chien/Perro Ni'ni' Ņiņi'wa
Sun/Soleil/Sol Nkpo Ke'ki
Moon/Lune/Luna Pi'ih Duker
Water/Eau/Agua I'sha Dek

Additional Resources

   Wikipedia: Cahuapanan

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