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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 Waraiku and Kalipuna. We have included twenty basic Xiriana words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. If you need to know a Xiriana word that is not currently on our page, you can take part in our Indian words fundraiser or visit our main Xiriana language site for more free resources.

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Xiriana Word Set

English/Français/Español 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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