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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Waiwai Words

Welcome to our Waiwai vocabulary page! Waiwai is a Cariban language, related to other languages like Makushi and Kalihna. We have included twenty basic Waiwai words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. If you need to know a Waiwai word that is not currently on our page, you can take part in our Indian words fundraiser or visit our main Waiwai language site for more free resources.

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Waiwai Word Set

English (Français) Waiwai words
One (Un) Cheoñe
Two (Deux) Asaki
Three (Trois) Soroau
Man (Homme) Kiri
Woman (Femme) Wosi
Sun (Soleil) Kami
Moon (Lune) Nuñe
Water (Eau) Tuna

Click here to see Waiwai vocabulary words compared to words in related Cariban languages: Cariban Indian Words

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