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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Xavante Words

Welcome to our Xavante vocabulary page! Xavante is a Ge language, related to other languages like Kaingang and Bororo. We have included twenty basic Xavante words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. If you would like to know a Xavante word that is not included in any of these wordlists, you can take part in our Native American translation fundraiser or visit our main Xavante language site for more free resources.

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Xavante Word Set

English (Français) Xavante words
One (Un) Misi
Two (Deux) Maparane
Three (Trois) Si'ubdatõ
Man (Homme) Aibâ
Woman (Femme) Pi'õ
Dog (Chien) Waptsã
Sun (Soleil) Bâdâ
Moon (Lune) A'amo
Fire (Feu) Uzâ
Water (Eau) Â

Click here to see Xavante vocabulary words compared to words in related Macro-Ge languages: Macro-Ge Indian Words

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