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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Garifuna Words

Welcome to our Garifuna vocabulary page! Garifuna is an Arawakan language, related to other languages like Guajiro and Arawak. We have included twenty basic Garifuna words here, enough to provide a simple comparison with related American Indian languages. All the nouns are singular and all the verbs are 3rd person singular ("he or she sings") because many indigenous languages don't have a separate infinitive ("to sing") the way English and French do.

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Garifuna Word Set

English (Français) Garifuna words
One (Un) Ában
Two (Deux) Biáma
Three (Trois) Ürua
Four (Quatre) Gádürü
Man (Homme) Eyeri
Woman (Femme) Hiñanru
Dog (Chien) Aunli
Sun (Soleil) Weyu
Moon (Lune) Kati
Water (Eau) Duna

Click here to see Garifuna vocabulary words compared to words in related Arawakan languages: Arawakan Indian Words

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   Indian number system
   Maipuran language family



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