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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Xiriana Words

Welcome to our Xiriana vocabulary page! Xiriana is an Arawakan language, related to other languages like Asheninka and Arawak. We have included twenty basic Xiriana words here, enough to provide a simple comparison with related American Indian languages. All the nouns are singular and all the verbs are 3rd person singular ("he or she sings") because many indigenous languages don't have a separate infinitive ("to sing") the way English and French do.

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Xiriana Word Set

English/Français/Espańol Xiriana words
Sun/Soleil/Sol Áyer
Water/Eau/Agua Úni
Fire/Feu/Fuego Pái
House/Maison/Casa Páinti
Head/Tete/Cabeza Nukiwída
Hand/Main/Mano Nunái
Corn/Mais/Maiz Makanáu

Click here to see Xiriana vocabulary words compared to words in related Arawakan languages: Arawakan Indian Words

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