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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Tarahumara Words

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

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Tarahumara Word Set

(Click here for Tarahumara pronunciation guide)

English (Français) Tarahumara words
One (Un) Biré
Two (Deux) 'Osá
Three (Trois) Bikiyá
Four (Quatre) Nawó
Five (Cinq) Marí
Man (Homme) Rihóy
Woman (Femme) 'Ubí
Sun (Soleil) Rayénari
Moon (Lune) Michá
Water (Eau) Ba'wí

Click here to see Tarahumara vocabulary words compared to words in related Uto-Aztecan languages: Uto-Aztecan Indian Words

Tarahumara Picture Dictionaries

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

*Tarahumara animal words
*Tarahumara body parts

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