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Vocabulary Words in Native American Languages: Ayapa Zoque

Welcome to our Ayapa vocabulary page! Ayapa Zoque is a Mize-Zoquean language, related to other languages like Mixe and Popoluca. We have included twenty basic Ayapa 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.

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Zoque Ayapa Word Set

English (Français) Ayapa Zoque
One (Un) Tum
Two (Deux) Bech
Three (Trois) Tuguna'
Four (Quatre) Baksna'
Five (Cinq) Bosna'
Man (Homme) Ha:'ya
Woman (Femme) Yo:'mo'
Dog (Chien) Ta:'ga
Sun (Soleil) Ha:ma'
Water (Eau) Ndi'
White (Blanc) Po'ovo
Yellow (Jaune) Pú'ci
Red (Rouge) Cava'c
Black (Noir) Yik
Eat (Manger) Wi'k
Hear (Entendre) Matong
Sing (Chanter) Wan
Leave (Partir) Cak

Click here to see Ayapa vocabulary words compared to words in other Zoqean languages: Zoqean Indian Words
Click here to see Zoque vocabulary words compared to words in related Mixe-Zoque languages: Mixe-Zoque Indian Words

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