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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Quechan (Yuma) Words

Welcome to our Quechan vocabulary page! Quechan, also known as Yuma, is a Yuman language, related to other languages like Hualapai and Mojave. We have included twenty basic Quechan words here,to compare with related American Indian languages. If you would like to know a Quechan word that is not currently on our page, you can take part in our American Indian translations fundraiser or visit our main Quechan language site for more free resources.

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Quechan Word Set

English (Français) Quechan words
One (Un) Arsentik
Two (Deux) Xavik
Three (Trois) Xamok
Four (Quatre) Chumpop
Five (Cinq) Sarrap
Man (Homme) Apa
Woman (Femme) Sinya'ak
Sun (Soleil) Inya
Moon (Lune) Hula
Water (Eau) Aha
White (Blanc) Hamalk
Yellow (Jaune) Aqisk
Red (Rouge) Ahwitk
Black (Noir) Nilk

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

Additional Resources

   Quechan Indians
   Yuma stories
   Map of Arizona Indian tribes
   Southwest Indian designs

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