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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Ixil Words

Welcome to our Ixil vocabulary page! Ixil is a Mayan language, related to other languages like Mam and Kaqchikel. We have included twenty basic Ixil words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. You can find more Ixil 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 Ixil site for more free resources.

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Ixil Word Set

(Click here for Ixil pronunciation guide)

English (Français) Ixil words
One (Un) Wa'l
Two (Deux) Ka'wa'l
Three (Trois) Oxhwal
Man (Homme) Winaq
Woman (Femme) Ixoq
Dog (Chien) Tx'i'
Sun (Soleil) Q'ij
Moon (Lune) Ich'
Water (Eau) Ja

Click here to see Ixil vocabulary words compared to words in related Mayan languages: Mayan Vocabulary

Ixil Picture Dictionaries

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

*Ixil animal words
*Ixil color words

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