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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Mixtec Words

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

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Mixtec Word Set

English (Français) Yosondúa Mixtec words
One (Un) 1iin
Two (Deux) uu
Three (Trois) uni
Four (Quatre) 3kuun
Five (Cinq) u'un
Man (Homme) 1chaa
Woman (Femme) 1ña'an
Dog (Chien) ino
Sun (Soleil) ndikandii
Moon (Lune) yoo
Water (Eau) nducha

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

Mixtec Picture Dictionaries

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

*Mixtec animal words

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