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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Ika Words

Welcome to our Ika vocabulary page! Ika, also known as Arhuaco, is a Chibchan language, related to other languages like Bari and Kogui. We have included twenty basic Ika words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. You can find more Ika 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 words fundraiser or visit our main Ika language site for more free resources.

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Ika Word Set

(Click here for Ika pronunciation guide)

English (Français) Ika words
One (Un) ín'gwi
Two (Deux) móuga
Three (Trois) máikni
Four (Quatre) ma'kéiwa
Five (Cinq) aséwa
Man (Homme) cherwa
Woman (Femme) a'mía
Dog (Chien) péri
Sun (Soleil) jwi
Moon (Lune) tíma
Water (Eau) je

Click here to see Ika vocabulary words compared to words in related Chibchan languages: Chibchan Indian Words

Ika Picture Dictionaries

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

*Ika animal words

Additional Resources

   Colombia language
   English-Indian dictionary
   Native American wolf names
   Chibchan tribe

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