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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Japreria Words

Welcome to our Japreria vocabulary page! Japreria is a Cariban language, related to other languages like Aparai and Ingariko. Macushi and Carib. We have included twenty basic Jacalteco words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. If you need to know a Japreria word that is not currently on our page, you can take part in our Native American words fundraiser or visit our main Japreria language site for more free resources.

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Japreria Word Set

(Click here for Japreria pronunciation guide)

English/Français/Español Japreria words
Woman/Femme/Mujer Oŕepa
Man/Homme/Hombre Kipa
Dog/Chien/Perro Peŕo
Bird/Oiseau/Pajaro Pishra
Fish/Poisson/Pescado Votoo
Sun/Soleil/Sol Vishu
Moon/Lune/Luna Konopese
Water/Eau/Agua Kuna
Stone/Pierre/Piedra To'o
Earth/Terre/Tierra Neno
Big/Gros/Grande Shampe
Small/Petit/Pequeño Kamanashe
Tree/Arbre/Arbol Ve
House/Maison/Casa Mene
Corn/Maïs/Maiz Mee
Knife/Couteau/Cuchillo Punaiko

Click here to see Japreria vocabulary words compared to words in related Cariban languages: Cariban Indian Words

Japreria Picture Dictionaries

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

*Japreria animal words
*Japreria body words
*Japreria food words

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