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Welcome to our Zapotec vocabulary page! Zapotec is an Oto-Manguean language, related to other languages like Mixtec and Pame. We have included twenty basic Zapotec words here, enough to provide a basic comparison with related American Indian languages. All the nouns are singular and all the verbs are 3rd person singular ("he or she sings") because many indigenous languages don't have a separate infinitive ("to sing") the way English and French do.
|English (Français)||Isthmus Zapotec||Yatzachi Zapotec|
|Leave (Partir)||Riree or Rusaana||Cheza or Chcua'an|
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