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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Tzotzil Words

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

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Tzotzil Word Set

(Click here for Tzotzil pronunciation guide)

English (Français) Tzotzil words
One (Un) Jun
Two (Deux) Chib
Three (Trois) Oxib
Man (Homme) Vinic
Woman (Femme) Antz
Dog (Chien) Tz'i'
Sun (Soleil) C'ac'al
Moon (Lune) U
Water (Eau) Jo'

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

Tzotzil Picture Dictionaries

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

*Tzotzil animal words
*Tzotzil color words

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