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Vocabulary Words in the Totonacan Language Family

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

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Totonacan Word Sets

English/Franais/Espaol Tepehua Pisaflores Totonac
One/Un/Uno Nkw Rawi
Two/Deux/Dos B Tenowi
Three/Trois/Tres Nndye Roxu
Man/Homme/Hombre Tzans' Wetmaa
Woman/Femme/Mujer Tzansk Xuwi
Dog/Chien/Perro Ktzue' Sini
Sun/Soleil/Sol Nd'kwjin' Chutata
Moon/Lune/Luna Chi' Chunen
Water/Eau/Agua Nd Tawi

Additional Resources

   Wikipedia: Totonacan



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