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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Guarani Words

Welcome to our Guarani vocabulary page! Guarani is a Tupi-Guarani language, related to other languages like Tupi and Guajajara. We have included twenty basic Guarani 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.

You can find a broader selection of Guarani words in our online picture glossaries. If you would like to know a word that is not included in any of these wordlists, you can take part in our Native American words fundraiser or visit our main Guarani language site for more free resources.

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Guarani Word Set

(Click here for Guarani pronunciation guide)

English (Français) Paraguayan Guarani words
One (Un) Peteĩ
Two (Deux) Mokõi
Three (Trois) Mbohapy
Four (Quatre) Irundy
Five (Cinq) Po
Man (Homme) Kuimba'e
Woman (Femme) Kuña
Dog (Chien) Jagua
Sun (Soleil) Kuarahy
Moon (Lune) Jasy
Water (Eau) Y

Click here to see Guarani vocabulary words compared to words in related Tupi-Guarani languages: Tupi-Guarani Indian Words

Guarani Picture Dictionaries

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

*Guarani animal words
*Guarani body parts
*Guarani color words
*Guarani number words

Additional Resources

   Languages of Paraguay
   American Indian language dictionary
   American Indian names and meanings
   Tupi-Guarani language family



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