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Native American Vocabulary: Macushi Words (Makushi)

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

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Macushi Word Set

English (Français) Macushi words
One (Un) Tíwing
Two (Deux) Sawkínay
Three (Trois) Selwa
Four (Quatre) Sawkílípana
Man (Homme) Walayzo
Woman (Femme) Wílé
Dog (Chien) Ayzem malaka
Sun (Soleil) Wei
Moon (Lune) Kapoi
Water (Eau) Tuna

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

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