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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Zaparo Words

Welcome to our Zaparo vocabulary page! Zaparo is a Zaparoan language, related to other languages like Cahuarano and Iquito. We have included twenty basic Zaparo words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. You can find more Zaparo 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 Indian words fundraiser or visit our main Zaparo language site for more free resources.

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Zaparo Word Set

(Click here for Zaparo pronunciation guide)

English/Français/Español Zaparo words
One/Un/Uno Nukwáki
Two/Deux/Dos Namesániki
Man/Homme/Hombre Táuku
Woman/Femme/Mujer 'Ítiumu
Sun/Soleil/Sol 'Iyánauka
Moon/Lune/Luna Kashiíkua
Water/Eau/Agua Muurícha

Click here to see Zaparo vocabulary words compared to words in related Zaparoan languages: Zaparoan Indian Words

Zaparo Picture Dictionaries

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

*Zaparo animal words
*Zaparo body parts

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