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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Wayana Words

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

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Wayana Word Set

English (Français) Wayana words
One (Un) pəkəna
Two (Deux) hakəne
Three (Trois) əheruwa
Man (Homme) əluwa
Woman (Femme) wəlii
Sun (Soleil) sisi
Moon (Lune) nunuwə
Water (Eau) tuna

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

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