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Vocabulary Words in the Macro-Ge Language Family

These Macro-Ge 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 Macro-Ge 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 Macro-Ge word that is not currently on our page, you can take part in our American Indian translation fundraiser or visit our main Macro-Ge languages site for more free resources.

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Macro-Ge Word Sets

Ge Bororan
English/Français/Español Xavante Apinaye Bororo
One/Un/Uno Misi Pyxi Mito
Two/Deux/Dos Maparane Axkrut Pobe
Three/Trois/Tres Si'ubdatõ Axkrut nẽ pyxi Pobe ma me'tuja bo'kware
Man/Homme/Hombre Aibâ My Imedu
Woman/Femme/Mujer Pi'õ Ni Aredu
Dog/Chien/Perro Waptsã Rop Arigao
Sun/Soleil/Sol Bâdâ Myt Meri
Moon/Lune/Luna A'amo Chũ're Ari
Fire/Feu/Fuego Uzâ Kuvy Joru
Water/Eau/Agua  Pobo

Additional Resources

   Wikipedia: Macro-Ge

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