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Vocabulary Words in the Cariban Language Family

These Cariban 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 Cariban 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 Cariban word that is not currently on our page, you can take part in our Indian translations fundraiser or visit our main Cariban languages site for more free resources.

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Cariban Word Sets

Northern Cariban Southern Cariban
English (Français) Akawaio Arara Atruahi Carib Macushi Txikao Waiwai Wayana Yukpa Bakairi Carijona Kaxuiana Kuikuro Maquiritari
One (Un) Teginno Anane Awyni O'win Tíwing Nane Cheoñe Pəkəna Ükúma Tokalə Te'nyi Tiwin Aetsi Toni
Two (Deux) Azaro Adak Typytyna Oko Sawkínay Arak Asaki Hakəne Kósa Azagə Saka'narI Asakri Takeko Akə
Three (Trois) Osorowo Adak anane Takynyna Oruwa Selwa Araknane Soroau əheruwa Koséra Azagə tokalə Se'raurI Asakri Tiwinero Tilako Hedauə
Man (Homme) Warawok Ugon Wykyry Wokyry Walayzo Ugwon Kiri əluwa Küpa Uguõdo GurI To'to Toto Sotto
Woman (Femme) Ori Paumie Weri Woryi Wílé Petkom Wosi Wəlii Voré'pa Pekodo Werichi Woresi Itãõ Wiri
Sun (Soleil) Weyu Titi Wyi Weju Wei Chichi Kami Sisi Vícho Xixi Be'i Esese Guiti Chi
Moon (Lune) Nuno Nuna Nenwe Nuno Kapoi Nuno Nuñe Nunuwə Kúno Nunə Nu'na Nuno Ngune Nuna
Water (Eau) Tuna Paru Syna Tuna Tuna Ga Tuna Tuna Kúna Paru Tu'na Tuna Tunga Tona

Additional Resources

   Wikipedia: Cariban



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