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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Mazahua Words

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

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Mazahua Word Set

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English (Français) Mazahua words
One (Un) D'aja
Two (Deux) Yeje
Three (Trois) Jñii
Four (Quatre) Nziyo
Five (Cinq) Tsicha
Man (Homme) B'ezo
Woman (Femme) Ndixu
Dog (Chien) Dyoo
Sun (Soleil) Jiarú
Moon (Lune) Zana
Water (Eau) Ndeje

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

Mazahua Picture Dictionaries

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

*Mazahua animal words

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