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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Muinane Words

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

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Muinane Word Set

(Click here for Muinane pronunciation guide)

English/Français/Español Muinane words
One/Un/Uno Sáano
Two/Deux/Dos Mínooci
Three/Trois/Tres Mínooci sáano
Four/Quatre/Cuatro Mínooci mínooci
Five/Cinq/Cinco Sahúse
Man/Homme/Hombre Gáifi
Woman/Femme/Mujer Gáigo
Dog/Chien/Perro Jícu
Sun/Soleil/Sol Níhiba
Moon/Lune/Luna Fúcúo níhiba
Water/Eau/Agua Nífaihu

Click here to see Muinane words compared to words in related Witotoan languages: Witotoan Indian Words

Muinane Picture Dictionaries

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

*Muinane number words

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