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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Tojolabal Words

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

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Tojolabal Word Set

(Click here for Tojolabal pronunciation guide)

English (Français) Tojolabal words
One (Un) June'
Two (Deux) Chap'e'
Three (Trois) Oxe'
Man (Homme) Winik
Woman (Femme) Ixuk
Dog (Chien) Ts'i'
Sun (Soleil) K'ak'u
Moon (Lune) Ixau
Water (Eau) Ja'

Click here to see Tojolabal vocabulary words compared to words in related Mayan languages: Maya Vocabulary

Tojolabal Picture Dictionaries

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

*Tojolabal animal words
*Tojolabal color words

Additional Resources

   Native Americans in Mexico
   Native dictionary
   Indian names and their meanings
   Mayan languages



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