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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Guajiro Words

Welcome to our Guajiro vocabulary page! Guajiro, also known as Wayuu, is an Arawakan language, related to other Caribbean languages like Garifuna and Arawak. We have included twenty basic Guajiro words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. You can find more Guajiro 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 Guajiro language site for more free resources.

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Guajiro Word Set

(Click here for Guajiro pronunciation guide)

English/Français/Español Guajiro words
One/Un/Uno Wane
Two/Deux/Dos Piama
Three/Trois/Tres Apünüin
Four/Quatre/Cuatro Pienchi
Five/Cinq/Cinco Járali
Man/Homme/Hombre Jashichi
Woman/Femme/Mujer Jiérü
Dog/Chien/Perro Erü
Sun/Soleil/Sol Ka'í
Moon/Lune/Luna Kashí
Water/Eau/Agua Wüin

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

Guajiro Picture Dictionaries

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

*Guajiro animal words
*Guajiro body parts
*Guajiro number words

Additional Resources

   Guajiro tribe
   Wayuu mythology
   Major languages of Venezuela
   Map of the Caribbean
   Arawak people



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