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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Huasteco Words

Welcome to our Huasteco vocabulary page! Huasteco is a Mayan language, related to other languages like Acatec and Quiché. We have included twenty basic Huasteco words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. You can find more Huasteco 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 American Indian translation fundraiser or visit our main Huasteco language site for more free resources.

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Huasteco Word Set

(Click here for Huasteco pronunciation guide)

English (Français) Huasteco words
One (Un) Juun
Two (Deux) Tsaab
Three (Trois) Oox
Four (Quatre) Tzee'
Five (Cinq) Boo'
Man (Homme) Inic
Woman (Femme) Uxum
Dog (Chien) Pic'o'
Sun (Soleil) Q'uiichaa
Moon (Lune) Iits'
Water (Eau) Ja'
Mother (Mère) Naana
Father (Père) Taata

Click here to see Huasteco vocabulary words compared to words in related Mayan languages: Maya Words

Huasteco Picture Dictionaries

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

*Huasteco animal words
*Huasteco color words

Additional Resources

   Native Americans in Mexico
   Indian dictionary
   Indian animal names
   Maya Indian mythology

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