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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Pemon Words

Welcome to our Pemon vocabulary page! Pemon is a Cariban language, related to other languages like Macushi and Carib. We have included twenty basic Pemon words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. You can find more Pemon 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 Pemon language site for more free resources.

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Pemon Word Set

English/Français/Español Arecuná Pemon Taurepän Pemon
One/Un/Uno Täukináng Teukinán
Two/Deux/Dos Sakeine Sáke'ené
Three/Trois/Tres Isélehaúvane Seulúana
Man/Homme/Hombre Uarati Orauó
Sun/Soleil/Sol Väi Wéi
Moon/Lune/Luna Kapeá Kapéi
Water/Eau/Agua Tuna Tuná
Head/Tête/Cabeza Pupai Upai
Eye/Oeil/Ojo Yénu Yénu
Corn/Maïs/Maíz A'anaig Anaí

Click here to see Pemon vocabulary words compared to words in related Cariban languages: Cariban Indian Words

Pemon Picture Dictionaries

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

*Pemon animal words
*Pemon body parts
*Pemon color words
*Pemon number words

Additional Resources

   Language of Guyana
   Indian folklore
   Indian baby name meaning
   Carib languages



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