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Vocabulary Words in Native American Languages: Jirajara Words

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

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Jirajara Word Set

English/Français/Español Jirajara words
Man/Homme/Hombre Iyít
Woman/Femme/Mujer Siepuk
Dog/Chien/Perro Peru
Sun/Soleil/Sol Yuaú
Water/Eau/Agua Ing
Fire/Feu/Fuego Dueg
Stone/Pierre/Piedra Dox
House/Maison/Casa Gagap
Head/Tete/Cabeza A-ktegi
Hand/Main/Mano A-mant
Corn/Maïs/Maiz Dos
Big/Gros/Grande Diú
Knife/Couteau/Cuchillo Pisiu

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

Jirajara Picture Dictionaries

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

*Jirajara animal words
*Jirajara body parts
*Jirajara food words

Additional Resources

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

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