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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Mopan Words

Welcome to our Mopan vocabulary page! Mopan is a Mayan language, related to other languages like Quiche and Yucatec Maya. We have included twenty basic Mopan words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. You can find more Mopan 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 American Indian words translation fundraiser or visit our main Mopan language site for more free resources.

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Mopan Word Set

(Click here for Mopan pronunciation guide)

English (Français) Mopan words
One (Un) Juntuul
Two (Deux) Ca'tuul
Three (Trois) 'Oxtuul
Man (Homme) Winik
Woman (Femme) Ixch'up
Dog (Chien) Pek'
Sun (Soleil) K'in
Moon (Lune) Uj
Water (Eau) Ja'

Click here to see Mopan words compared to words in related Mayan languages: Maya Words

Mopan Picture Dictionaries

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

*Mopan animal words
*Mopan color words

Additional Resources

   Belize languages
   Online Native American dictionary
   Native American horse names
   Maya languages

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