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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Tacana Words

Welcome to our Tacana vocabulary page! Tacana is a Pano-Tacanan language, related to other languages like Shipibo and Mayoruna. We have included twenty basic Tacana words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. You can find more Tacana 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 Native American Indian words fundraiser or visit our main Tacana language site for more free resources.

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Tacana Word Set

English/Français/Español Tacana words
One/Un/Uno Piáda
Two/Deux/Dos Béta
Three/Trois/Tres Imíxa
Four/Quatre/Cuatro Púxi
Five/Cinq/Cinco Pixíka
Man/Homme/Hombre Déha
Woman/Femme/Mujer Epúna
Dog/Chien/Perro Útsi
Sun/Soleil/Sol Idáti
Moon/Lune/Luna Badi
Water/Eau/Agua Yávi

Click here to see Tacana vocabulary words compared to words in related Tacanan languages: Pano-Tacanan Indian Words

Tacana Picture Dictionaries

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

*Tacana animal words

Additional Resources

   Bolivian languages
   Native legend
   Indian dog names
   Tacanan languages

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