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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Yaqui Words

Welcome to our Yaqui vocabulary page! Yaqui is a Uto-Aztecan language, related to other languages like Nahuatl and Raramuri. We have included twenty basic Yaqui words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. You can find more Yaqui 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 words fundraiser or visit our main Yaqui language site for more free resources.

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Yaqui Word Set

(Click here for Yaqui pronunciation guide)

English (Français) Yaqui words
One (Un) Seenu
Two (Deux) Woi
Three (Trois) Vahi
Four (Quatre) Naiki
Five (Cinq) Mamni
Man (Homme) Takaa
Woman (Femme) Huubi or Hamut
Sun (Soleil) Taa'a
Moon (Lune) Meecha
Water (Eau) Vaa'am

Click here to see Yaqui vocabulary words compared to words in related Uto-Aztecan languages: Uto-Aztecan Indian Words

Yaqui Picture Dictionaries

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

*Yaqui animal words
*Yaqui body parts
*Yaqui color words
*Yaqui number words

Additional Resources

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   Native Americans in the Southwest

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