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Vocabulary Words in the Witotoan Language Family

These Witotoan 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 Witotoan 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.

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Witotoan Word Sets

English/Franais/Espaol Bora Minica Witoto Murui Witoto Nipode Witoto
One/Un/Uno Tsane Da Daje Da
Two/Deux/Dos Mcu Mna Mena Mna
Three/Trois/Tres Ppihch Da'mani Daje amani Da'mani
Four/Quatre/Cuatro Pnehjts Naga made Naga amaga Pugomnari'e
Five/Cinq/Cinco Tshojts Jubekuiro Dabecuro Hubba
Man/Homme/Hombre Wajpi Uima ima Uima
Woman/Femme/Mujer Walle Rungo Ro Rungo
Dog/Chien/Perro Oojbye Juco Jco Huko
Sun/Soleil/Sol Nuhba Jitoma Jitoma Hidoma
Moon/Lune/Luna Pcejpi nuhba Fu'ui Fbu Pubu'i
Water/Eau/Agua Njpacyo Jaunui Jnui Haunui

Additional Resources

   Wikipedia: Witotoan

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