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Vocabulary Words in the Zaparoan Language Family

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

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Zaparoan Word Sets

English/Français/Español Andoa Arabela Cahuarana
One/Un/Uno Nikinjo Nikiriyatu Núki
Two/Deux/Dos Ishki Kaapika Kómi
Three/Trois/Tres Kimsa Keraha  
Man/Homme/Hombre Yara'ka Puiyano Kai'
Woman/Femme/Mujer Mahĩ Maahi Muesáhi
Dog/Chien/Perro A'tsari' Sare Müiyaro
Sun/Soleil/Sol Upa'nanu'u Pananu Nonamiha
Moon/Lune/Luna A'raka' Raka Ahari'
Water/Eau/Agua Muwaka Mowaka Puratiatsa

Additional Resources

   Wikipedia: Zaparoan



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