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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Witoto Words

Welcome to our Witoto vocabulary page! Witoto is a Witotoan language, related to other languages like Bora and Muinane. We have included twenty basic Witoto words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. You can find more Witoto 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 Native American Indian words fundraiser or visit our main Witoto language site for more free resources.

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Witoto Word Set

English/Français/Espańol Minica Witoto Murui Witoto Nipode Witoto
One/Un/Uno Da Daje Da
Two/Deux/Dos Ména Mena Ména
Three/Trois/Tres Da'ámani Daje amani Da'ámani
Four/Quatre/Cuatro Naga ámade Naga amaga Pugoménari'e
Five/Cinq/Cinco Jubekuiro Dabecuěro Hubéba
Man/Homme/Hombre Uima Üima Uima
Woman/Femme/Mujer Rungo Rüńo Rungo
Dog/Chien/Perro Juco Jüco Huko
Sun/Soleil/Sol Jitoma Jitoma Hidoma
Moon/Lune/Luna Fu'ui Fübuě Pubu'i
Water/Eau/Agua Jaunui Jünui Haunui

Click here to see Witoto vocabulary words compared to words in related Witotoan languages: Witotoan Indian Words

Witoto Picture Dictionaries

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

*Witoto animal words

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