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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Otomi Words

Welcome to our Otomi vocabulary page! Otomi is an Oto-Manguean language, related to other languages like Zapotec and Mixtec. We have included twenty basic Otomi words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. You can find more Otomi 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 Indian words fundraiser or visit our main Otomi language site for more free resources.

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Otomi Word Set

(Click here for Otomi pronunciation guide)

English (Français) Otomi words
One (Un) Na
Two (Deux) 'Yóhó
Three (Trois) Ñú
Four (Quatre) Góhó
Five (Cinq) Kĭ
Man (Homme) Ñíhí
Woman (Femme) 'Bέhñ
Dog (Chien) 'Yó'
Sun (Soleil) Hiέdi
Moon (Lune) Zŏn
Water (Eau) Déhé

Click here to see Otomi vocabulary words compared to words in related Oto-Manguean languages: Oto-Manguean Indian Words

Otomi Picture Dictionaries

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

*Otomi animal words

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