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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Yucuna Words

Welcome to our Yucuna vocabulary page! Yucuna is an Arawakan language, related to other languages like Asheninka and Arawak. We have included twenty basic Yucuna words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. You can find more Yucuna 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 Yucuna language site for more free resources.

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Yucuna Word Set

(Click here for Yucuna pronunciation guide)

English/Franais/Espaol Yucuna words
One/Un/Uno Pahluwha
Two/Deux/Dos Iyam
Three/Trois/Tres Wehi kele
Four/Quatre/Cuatro Pa' kele
Five/Cinq/Cinco Pahluw t'ela kele
Man/Homme/Hombre Achi
Woman/Femme/Mujer Inanru
Dog/Chien/Perro Yawi
Sun/Soleil/Sol Kam
Moon/Lune/Luna Keri
Water/Eau/Agua Huni

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

Yucuna Picture Dictionaries

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

*Yucuna animal words
*Yucuna body parts
*Yucuna number words

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