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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Tehuelche Words

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

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Tehuelche Word Set

English (Français) Tehuelche words
One (Un) Chochen
Two (Deux) Janjen or Uame
Three (Trois) Kahas
Four (Quatre) Kahaje
Five (Cinq) Zenh
Man (Homme) Ahal
Woman (Femme) Karken
Dog (Chien) Vuachn or Shamehuen
Sun (Soleil) Jenk or Sheuen
Moon (Lune) Jenjinkon
Water (Eau) Lehe

Click here to see Tehuelche vocabulary words compared to words from the Ona language: Chon Indian Words

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