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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Kekchi Words

Welcome to our Kekchi vocabulary page! Kekchi is a Mayan language, related to other languages like Pokomam and K'iche'. We have included twenty basic Kekchi words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. You can find more Kekchi 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 Indian languages translation fundraiser or visit our main Kekchi language site for more free resources.

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Kekchi Word Set

(Click here for Kekchi pronunciation guide)

English (Français) Kekchi words
One (Un) Jun
Two (Deux) Ka'ib'
Three (Trois) Oxib'
Man (Homme) Kwinq
Woman (Femme) Ixq
Dog (Chien) Tz'i'
Sun (Soleil) Saq'e
Moon (Lune) Po
Water (Eau) Ha'

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

Kekchi Picture Dictionaries

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

*Kekchi animal words
*Kekchi color words

Additional Resources

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