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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Miskito Words

Welcome to our Miskito vocabulary page! Miskito, also known as Miskitu, is a Misumalpan language, related to other languages like Sumo and Ulwa. We have included twenty basic Miskito words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. If you would like to know a Miskito word that is not currently on our page, you can take part in our American Indian words fundraiser or visit our main Miskito language site for more free resources.

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Miskito Word Set

English (Français) Miskito words
One (Un) Kum
Two (Deux) Wol
Three (Trois) Yumpa
Four (Quatre) Wol Wol
Five (Cinq) Matsip
Man (Homme) Waikna
Woman (Femme) Mairin
Dog (Chien) Yul
Sun (Soleil) Lapta
Moon (Lune) Kati
Water (Eau) Laya
White (Blanc) Pini
Red (Rouge) Pauni
Yellow (Jaune) Lalalni
Black (Noir) Siksa
Eat (Manger) Plunpisa
See (Voir) Kaikisa
Hear (Entendre) Walisa
Sing (Chanter) Aiwanisa
Leave (Partir) Mahka auya

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