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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Mazatec Words

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

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Mazatec Word Set

English (Français) Chiquihuitlán Mazatec words
One (Un) nku2
Two (Deux) ho1
Three (Trois) hyã1
Four (Quatre) ñũh31
Five (Cinq) 'ñõ1
Man (Homme) s'ĩ34
Woman (Femme) ch'ũ12
Sun (Soleil) tsui'2
Moon (Lune) sa2
Water (Eau) nta2

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

Mazatec Picture Dictionaries

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

*Mazatec animal words

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