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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Taino Words

Welcome to our Taino vocabulary page! Taino is an Arawakan language, related to other languages like Guajiro and Arawak. We have included twenty basic Taino words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. If you need to know a Taino word that is not currently on our page, you can take part in our translation of Native American languages fundraiser or visit our main Taino language site for more free resources.

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Taino Word Set

English (Français) Taino words
One (Un) Heketi
Two (Deux) Yamoca
Three (Trois) Canocum
Four (Quatre) Bibiti
Man (Homme) Iro
Woman (Femme) Inaru
Dog (Chien) Aon
Sun (Soleil) Guey
Moon (Lune) Karaya
Water (Eau) Ni

Click here to see Taino vocabulary words compared to words in related Arawakan languages: Arawakan Indian Words

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