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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Tacaneco Words

Welcome to our Tacaneco vocabulary page! Tacaneco is a Mayan language, related to other languages like Quiche and Yucatec Maya. We have included twenty basic Tacaneco words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. You can find more Tacaneco 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 translation fundraiser or visit our main Tacaneco language site for more free resources.

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Tacaneco Word Set

English (Français) Tacaneco words
One (Un) hunte
Two (Deux) čate eu
Three (Trois) uxte
Man (Homme) iniq
Woman (Femme) ix
Dog (Chien) sul
Sun (Soleil) q'aq'al
Moon (Lune)
Water (Eau) ha

Click here to see Tacaneco vocabulary words compared to words in related Mayan languages: Mayan Indian Words

Tacaneco Picture Dictionaries

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

*Tacaneco animal words

Additional Resources

   Mexico Indian languages
   Native dictionary
   Names in Native American
   Maya family



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