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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: U'wa Words

Welcome to our U'wa vocabulary page! U'wa, also known as Tunebo, is a Chibchan language, related to other languages like Chacobo and Mayoruna. We have included twenty basic U'wa words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. You can find more U'wa 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 Indian words fundraiser or visit our main U'wa language site for more free resources.

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U'wa Word Set

(Click here for U'wa pronunciation guide)

English (Français) U'wa words
One (Un) úbistiya
Two (Deux) bukáya
Three (Trois) báya
Four (Quatre) bákoyon
Five (Cinq) esía
Man (Homme) séra
Woman (Femme) wiwara
Dog (Chien) báyara
Sun (Soleil) rahsa
Moon (Lune) si'yára
Water (Eau) rí'ya
House (Maison) uwach

Click here to see U'wa vocabulary words compared to words in related Chibchan languages: Chibchan Indian Words

U'wa Picture Dictionaries

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

*U'wa animal words

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