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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Toba Words

Welcome to our Toba vocabulary page! Toba is a Guaicuruan language, related to other languages like Mocovi and Abipón. We have included twenty basic Toba words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. If you would like to know a Toba word that is not included in any of these wordlists, you can take part in our Native Indian translation fundraiser or visit our main Toba language site for more free resources.

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Toba Word Set

(Click here for Toba pronunciation guide)

English (Français) Toba words
One (Un) Nathedac
Two (Deux) Cacayni
Three (Trois) Cacaynilia
Four (Quatre) Nalotapegat
Five (Cinq) Nivoca cacaynilia
Man (Homme) Yale
Woman (Femme) 'Alo
Dog (Chien) Pyoq
Sun (Soleil) La'
Moon (Lune) Awogoyk
Water (Eau) Etagat
Fire (Feu) Norek
Earth (Terre) Alwa
Mother (Mère) Iate'e
Father (Père) Ita'a
House (Maison) Emek
Black (Noir) Layragayk
White (Blanc) Yapagaq
Corn (Maïs) Awaga
Fish (Poisson) Nyaq

Click here to see Toba vocabulary words compared to words in related Guaicuruan languages: Guaicuruan Vocabulary

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