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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Shuar Words

Welcome to our Shuar vocabulary page! Shuar is a Panoan language, related to other languages like Achuar and Aguaruna. We have included twenty basic Shuar words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. You can find more Shuar 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 American Indian words fundraiser or visit our main Shuar language site for more free resources.

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Shuar Word Set

(Click here for Shuar pronunciation guide)

English (Français) Shuar words
One (Un) Chikíchik
Two (Deux) Jímiar
Three (Trois) Manaint
Four (Quatre) Aínttiuk
Five (Cinq) Uwej
Man/Homme/Hombre Aishman
Woman/Femme/Mujer Núa
Dog (Chien) Yawá
Sun/Soleil/Sol Etsa
Moon/Lune/Luna Nantu
Water/Eau/Agua Entsá
White (Blanc) Púju
Black (Noir) Mukusa

Shuar Picture Dictionaries

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

*Shuar animal words
*Shuar number words

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