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Vocabulary Words in Native American Languages: Gayon Words

Welcome to our Gayon vocabulary page! Gayon was a Jirajaran language, related to other Venezuelan languages like Jirajara and Ayaman. We have included twenty basic Gayon words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. If you need to know a Gayon word that is not currently on our page, you can take part in our Native American words fundraiser or visit our main Gayon language site for more free resources.

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Gayon Word Set

English/Français/Español Gayon words
Man/Homme/Hombre Yus
Woman/Femme/Mujer Susegane
Sun/Soleil/Sol Yivat
Water/Eau/Agua Guayí
Fire/Feu/Fuego Dut
House/Maison/Casa Hiyás
Head/Tete/Cabeza Istót
Foot/Pied/Pie Segue
Stone/Pierre/Piedra Hiyuha
Corn/Maïs/Maiz Dosivot
Knife/Couteau/Cuchillo Sigui

Click here to see Gayon vocabulary words compared to words in related Jirajaran languages: Jirajaran Indian Words

Gayon Picture Dictionaries

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

*Gayon animal words
*Gayon food words

Additional Resources

   Indian languages of Venezuela
   Native Indian dictionary list
   Native American animal names
   American Indian numerals



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