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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Chontal de Tabasco Words

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

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Chontal Maya Word Set

(Click here for Chontal pronunciation guide)

English (Français) Chontal de Tabasco
One (Un) Untu
Two (Deux) Chatu
Three (Trois) Uxtu
Four (Quatre) Chintu
Five (Cinq) Unk'a
Man (Homme) Winik
Woman (Femme) Ixik
Dog (Chien) Wichu'
Sun (Soleil) K'in
Moon (Lune) Uj
Water (Eau) Ja'
White (Blanc) Sik
Yellow (Jaune) K'in
Red (Rouge) Chik
Black (Noir) Ik'
Eat (Manger) K'ux
See (Voir) Chi
Hear (Entendre) Ubin
Sing (Chanter) K'ay

Click here to see Chontal de Tabasco vocabulary words compared to words in related Mayan languages: Mayan Indian Words

Chontal Picture Dictionaries

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

*Chontal animal words
*Chontal body parts
*Chontal color words
*Chontal number words

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