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Native American Vocabulary: Maricopa Words

Welcome to our Maricopa vocabulary page! Maricopa is a Yuman language, related to other languages like Yuma and Havasupai. We have included twenty basic Maricopa words here, eto compare with related American Indian languages. You can find more Maricopa Indian 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 American Indian translations fundraiser or visit our main Maricopa language site for more free resources.

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Maricopa Word Set

English (Français) Maricopa words
One (Un) Cendig
Two (Deux) Xavik
Three (Trois) Xamok
Four (Quatre) Tcumpopk
Five (Cinq) Sarapk
Man (Homme) Ipa
Woman (Femme) Sinyaok
Dog (Chien) Xatk
Sun (Soleil) Inya
Moon (Lune) Xalyaa
Water (Eau) Axa
White (Blanc) Nyimasava
Yellow (Jaune) K'wesam
Red (Rouge) Hwetam
Black (Noir) Nilyig

Click here to see Maricopa vocabulary words compared to words in related Hokan languages: Hokan Indian Words

Maricopa Picture Dictionaries

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

*Maricopa animal words

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