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Vocabulary Words in Native American Languages: Zapotec
We have included twenty basic words, enough to give you a feeling for each language. All the nouns are singular and all
the verbs are 3rd person singular ("he or she sings") because many Native American languages don't have a separate infinitive ("to sing")
the way English and French do.
You can find a broader selection of Zapotec words in our online picture glossaries.
If you would like to know a word that is not included in any of these wordlists, you can take part in our
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Zapotec dictionary, or visit our main
Zapotec language site for more free resources.
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Zapotec Word Sets
(Click here for pronunciation guide)
or Rusaana Cheza
Click here to see Zapotec vocabulary words compared to words in related Oto-Manguean languages :
Oto-Manguean Indian Words
Here are some themed Zapotec word lists we have put together and illustrated for language learners. Feel free to print them out for classroom purposes!
Zapotec Picture Dictionaries
Zapotec animal words
Zapotec body parts
Zapotec color words
Native American names
Oto-Mangean language family
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