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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Tlapanec Words

Welcome to our Tlapanec vocabulary page! Tlapanec is an Oto Manguean language, related to other languages like Subtiaba and Mangue. We have included twenty basic Tlapanec words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. You can find more Tlapanec 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 Indian words fundraiser or visit our main Tlapanec language site for more free resources.

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Tlapanec Word Set

English (Français) Tlapanec words
One (Un) mba1
Two (Deux) a3hma3
Three (Trois) a2cu1
Four (Quatre) a2kho3
Five (Cinq) wi2cu2
Man (Homme) ša3bo3
Woman (Femme) a'3go3
Dog (Chien) šu31
Sun (Soleil) a3kha'3
Moon (Lune) gõ'3
Water (Eau) i2ya2

Click here to see Tlapanec vocabulary words compared to words in related Oto-Manguean languages: Otomanguean Words

Tlapanec Picture Dictionaries

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

*Tlapanec animal words

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