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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Itzaj Maya Words

Welcome to our Itzaj vocabulary page! Itzaj is a Mayan language, related to other languages like Q'anjob'al and Yucatec. We have included twenty basic Itzaj words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. You can find more Itza 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 translations fundraiser or visit our main Itzaj language site for more free resources.

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Itzaj Maya Word Set

(Click here for Itza pronunciation guide)

English (Français) Itza words
One (Un) Jun
Two (Deux) Ka
Three (Trois) 'Ox
Four (Quatre) Kan
Five (Cinq) Job
Man (Homme) Winik
Woman (Femme) Ixch'up
Dog (Chien) Pek'
Sun (Soleil) K'in
Moon (Lune) Ix'uj
Water (Eau) Ja'
White (Blanc) Säk
Yellow (Jaune) K'än
Red (Rouge) Chäk
Black (Noir) B'ox
Eat (Manger) Janäl
See (Voir) Il
Hear (Entendre) U'yaj
Sing (Chanter) K'äy

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

Itza Picture Dictionaries

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

*Itza animal words
*Itza body parts
*Itza color words
*Itza number words

Additional Resources

   Maya Indian mythology
   The Mayans
   Guatemalan people
   English-Indian dictionary
   Indian names and their meanings

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