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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Mocovi Words

Welcome to our Mocovi vocabulary page! Mocovi is a Guaicuruan language, related to other languages like Kadiweu and Toba. We have included twenty basic Mocovi words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. If you would like to know a Mocovi word that is not included in any of these wordlists, you can take part in our Native American translation fundraiser or visit our main Mocovi language site for more free resources.

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Mocovi Word Set

(Click here for Mocovi pronunciation guide)

English (Français) Mocovi words
One (Un) Ona
Two (Deux) Dos
Three (Trois) Tres
Man (Homme) Yaale
Woman (Femme) Aalo
Dog (Chien) Pyog
Sun (Soleil) Ra'asa
Moon (Lune) Shiraygo
Water (Eau) Wagayaq
Fire (Feu) Norek
Earth (Terre) Lawa
Mother (Mère) Iate'e
Father (Père) Ieta'a
House (Maison) 'Imek
Black (Noir) Lawerag
White (Blanc) Laleg
Corn (Maïs) Naasoolek
Fish (Poisson) Nalyin

Click here to see Mocovi words compared to words in related Guaicuruan languages: Guaicuruan Vocabulary

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