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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Kadiweu Words

Welcome to our Kadiweu vocabulary page! Kadiweu is a Guaicuruan language, related to other languages like Pilaga and Toba. We have included twenty basic Kadiweu words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. If you would like to know a Kadiweu word that is not included in any of these wordlists, you can take part in our American Indian translations fundraiser or visit our main Kadiweu language site for more free resources.

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Kadiweu Word Set

(Click here for Kadiweu pronunciation guide)

English (Français) Kadiweu words
One (Un) Onidateci
Two (Deux) Iniwata
Three (Trois) Iniwatadigini
Four (Quatre) Cwaatolo
Five (Cinq) Nigoteno gobaagadi
Man (Homme) Goneleegiwa
Woman (Femme) Iwaalo
Dog (Chien) Necenigo
Sun (Soleil) Aligege
Moon (Lune) Epenai
Water (Eau) Ninyogodi
Fire (Feu) Noledi
Earth (Terre) Iigo
Mother (Mère) Eiodo
Father (Père) Eiodi
House (Maison) Diimigi
Black (Noir) Nabidaga
White (Blanc) Yapacaga
Corn (Maïs) Etacoligi
Fish (Poisson) Nogojegi

Click here to see Kadiweu vocabulary words compared to words in related Guaicuruan languages: Guaicuruan Vocabulary

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