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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Gabrielino/Tongva Words

Welcome to our Gabrielino vocabulary page! Gabrielino, also known as Tongva, is a Uto-Aztecan language, related to other languages like Hopi and Shoshone. We have included twenty basic Gabrielino words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. You can find more Gabrielino words in our online picture glossaries. If you'd like to know a word that is not in these wordlists, you can take part in our Native American words fundraiser or visit our main Gabrielino language site for more free resources.

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Gabrielino Word Set

(Click here for Gabrielino pronunciation guide)

English (Français) Gabrielino words
One (Un) Pukuu'
Two (Deux) Wehee'
Three (Trois) Pahee'
Four (Quatre) Watsaa'
Five (Cinq) Mahaar
Man (Homme) Kworooyt
Woman (Femme) Tokoor
Sun (Soleil) Taamit
Moon (Lune) Muwaar
Water (Eau) Paara'

Click here to see Gabrielino vocabulary words compared to words in related Uto-Aztecan languages: Uto-Aztecan Indian Words

Gabrielino Picture Dictionaries

Here are some themed Gabrielino word lists we have put together and illustrated for language learners. Feel free to print them out for classroom purposes!

*Gabrielino animal words
*Gabrielino body parts
*Gabrielino color words
*Gabrielino number words

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