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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Oaxacan Chontal Words

Welcome to our Oaxacan Chontal vocabulary page! Oaxacan Chontal, also known as Chontal de Oaxaca, is an indigenous Mexican language. Some linguists consider it part of the Hokan language family, related to other languages like Washo and Karok. We have included twenty basic Chontal de Oaxaca words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. If you need to know a Chontal word that is not currently on our page, you can take part in our translation of Native American languages fundraiser or visit our main Chontal language site for more free resources.

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Oaxacan Chontal Word Set

English (Français) Highland Chontal words
One (Un) Anuli
Two (Deux) Oguéh
Three (Trois) Afanéh
Four (Quatre) Amalbu
Five (Cinq) Amagueh
Man (Homme) Galxáns
Woman (Femme) Łagahno
Dog (Chien) Galtsiqui
Sun (Soleil) Galhora
Moon (Lune) Galmuł'a
Water (Eau) Lajah
White (Blanc) Galfujga
Yellow (Jaune) Abohó
Red (Rouge) Unxalí
Black (Noir) Umi

Click here to see Oaxacan Chontal vocabulary words compared to words in related Hokan languages: Hokan Indian Words

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