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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Lacandon Words

Welcome to our Lacandon vocabulary page! Lacandon is a Mayan language, related to other languages like Kanjobal and Yucatec Maya. We have included twenty basic Lacandon words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. You can find more Lacandon 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 indigenous American words fundraiser or visit our main Lacandon language site for more free resources.

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Lacandon Word Set

(Click here for Lacandon pronunciation guide)

English (Français) Lacandon words
One (Un) Hun
Two (Deux) Kap
Three (Trois) Ox
Man (Homme) Winik
Woman (Femme) Ch'up
Dog (Chien) Pek'
Sun (Soleil) K'in
Moon (Lune) Ek'na7
Water (Eau) Ha7

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

Lacandon Picture Dictionaries

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

*Lacandon animal words
*Lacandon color words

Additional Resources

   Indigenous people of Mexico
   English Native American dictionary
   Native American horse names
   Mayan languages



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