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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Matlatzinca Words

Welcome to our Matlatzinca vocabulary page! Matlatzinca is an Oto-Manguean language, related to other languages like Mixtec and Pame. We have included twenty basic Matlatzinca words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. You can find more Matlatzinca 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 words fundraiser or visit our main Matlatzinca language site for more free resources.

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Matlatzinca Word Set

(Click here for Matlatzinca pronunciation guide)

English (Français) Matlatzinca words
One (Un) Rawi
Two (Deux) Tenowi
Three (Trois) Roxu
Four (Quatre) Rokunjowi
Five (Cinq) Rokut'a
Man (Homme) Wetmaa
Woman (Femme) Xuwi
Dog (Chien) Sini
Sun (Soleil) Chutata
Moon (Lune) Chunené
Water (Eau) Tawi
White (Blanc) Xiichi
Yellow (Jaune) Kj'emu'u
Red (Rouge) Ch'eeye
Black (Noir) Bojuti
Eat (Manger) Tzitzi
See (Voir) Ku'tje
Sing (Chanter) Kute'wi
Leave (Partir) P'áwi

Click here to see Matlatzinca vocabulary words compared to words in related Oto-Manguean languages: Oto-Manguean Indian Words

Matlatzinca Picture Dictionaries

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

*Matlatzinca animal words
*Matlatzinca body parts
*Matlatzinca color words
*Matlatzinca number words

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