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Vocabulary Words in the Jivaroan Language Family

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

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Jivaroan Word Sets

English/Français/Español Achuar Aguaruna Huambisa Shuar
One/Un/Uno Chikíchik Makichik Tikichik Chikíchik
Two/Deux/Dos Jímiar Jimag Jimar Jímiar
Three/Trois/Tres Kambátam Kampatum Kampatum Manaint
Four/Quatre/Cuatro Chindúk chindúk Ipaksumat Aintuk-aintuk Aínttiuk
Five/Cinq/Cinco Ju uvejkamash Uweg amum Uwejan chikichkinak Uwej
Man/Homme/Hombre Áishmag Aíshmag Ashmag Aishman
Woman/Femme/Mujer Núwa Núwa Nuwa Núa
Dog/Chien/Perro Yawáñ Yawá Yawa Yawá
Sun/Soleil/Sol Tsáñ Etsajaĩ Etsa Etsa
Moon/Lune/Luna Yántu Nantú Nantu Nantu
Water/Eau/Agua Yúmi Yumi Entsa Entsá

Additional Resources

   Wikipedia: Jivaroan

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