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Native American Vocabulary: Maleku Words (Guatuso)

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

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Maleku Word Set

(Click here for Maleku pronunciation guide)

English (Français) Maleku
One (Un) Dooka
Two (Deux) Pángi
Three (Trois) Poóse
Four (Quatre) Pakái
Five (Cinq) Otíni
Man (Homme) Ochápaká
Woman (Femme) Kuríjurí
Sun (Soleil) Toji
Moon (Lune) Tlijii
Water (Eau) Tii
Earth (Terre) Laká
Stone (Pierre) Oktara
Tree (Arbre) Koora
House (Maison) Uu

Click here to see Maleku vocabulary words compared to words in related Chibchan languages: Chibchan Indian Words

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