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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Pipil (Nawat) Words

Welcome to our Pipil vocabulary page! Pipil, also known as Nawat, is a Uto-Aztecan language, related to other languages like Nahuatl and Hopi. We have included twenty basic Pima Bajo words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. You can find more Pipil 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 translation of Native American languages fundraiser or visit our main Pipil language site for more free resources.

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Pipil Word Set

(Click here for Pipil pronunciation guide)

English (Français) Pipil words
One (Un) Se
Two (Deux) Ume
Three (Trois) Yey
Four (Quatre) Nawi
Five (Cinq) Makwil
Man (Homme) Takat
Woman (Femme) Siwat
Sun (Soleil) Tunal
Moon (Lune) Metsti
Water (Eau) At

Click here to see Pipil vocabulary words compared to words in related Uto-Aztecan languages: Uto-Aztecan Indian Words

Pipil Picture Dictionaries

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

*Pipil animal words
*Pipil body parts
*Pipil color words

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