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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Tzeltal Words

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

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Tzeltal Word Set

(Click here for Tzeltal pronunciation guide)

English (Français) Tzeltal words
One (Un) Jun
Two (Deux) Che'eb
Three (Trois) Oxeb
Man (Homme) Winik
Woman (Femme) Ants
Dog (Chien) Tsit
Sun (Soleil) K'akal
Moon (Lune) U
Water (Eau) Ja'

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

Tzeltal Picture Dictionaries

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

*Tzeltal animal words
*Tzeltal color words

Additional Resources

   Native Americans in Mexico
   American Indian dictionary
   Names in Native American
   Mayan language

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