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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Quechua (Inca) Words

Welcome to our Quechua vocabulary page! Quechua is an Andean language of South America, considered by some to be a distant relative of Aymara. We have included twenty basic Quechua words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. You can find more Quechua 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 Quechua language site for more free resources.

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Quechua Word Set

English (Français) Cuzco Quechua words Ecuadorian Quichua words Huanca Quechua words
One (Un) Hoq Shuc Huk
Two (Deux) Iskay Ishcai Ishkay
Three (Trois) Kinsa Quimsa Kimsa
Four (Quatre) Tawa Chuscu Tawa
Five (Cinq) Phisqa Pichca Pichqa
Man (Homme) Qari Cari Nuna
Woman (Femme) Warmi Huarmi Warmi
Dog (Chien) Allqu Allcu Allqu
Sun (Soleil) Intiq Inti Inti
Moon (Lune) Killa Quilla Killa
Water (Eau) Yaku Yacu Yaku
White (Blanc) Yuraq Yurag Yulaq
Yellow (Jaune) Q'ellu Quillu Tunqush
Red (Rouge) Puka Puca Puka
Black (Noir) Yana Yana Yana
Eat (Manger) Mikhuy Micuna Mikuy
Hear (Entendre) Uyay Uyana Uyaliy
Sing (Chanter) Takiy Taquina Takiy

Quechua Picture Dictionaries

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

*Quechua animal words
*Quechua color words

Additional Resources

   Quechua culture
   Inca mythology
   Native language in Peru
   Indian names for dogs
   The Andean region

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