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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Zoque Words

Welcome to our Zoque vocabulary page! Zoque is a Mize-Zoquean language, related to other languages like Mixe and Popoluca. We have included twenty basic Zoque words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. If you need to know a Zoque word that is not currently on our page, you can take part in our Indian translations fundraiser or visit our main Zoque language site for more free resources.

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Zoque Word Set

English (Français) Zoque de Copainala Zoque de Francisco Leon Zoque de Rayon Chimalapa Zoque Ayapa Zoque
One (Un) Tum Tum Tum Tumü Tum
Two (Deux) Metza Meckuy Metsa Metza'ang Bech
Three (Trois) Tucay Tu'kay Tuka' Tuwa'ang Tuguna'
Four (Quatre) Macscuy Maksykuy Makshku' Maktaxang Baksna'
Five (Cinq) Mohsay Mosay Mosa' Moxang Bosna'
Man (Homme) Pin Pin Pt Pün Ha:'ya
Woman (Femme) Yomo Yomo Yomo Yomü' Yo:'mo'
Dog (Chien)     Tuwi Nu' Ta:'ga
Sun (Soleil) Jama Hama Jama Jama Ha:ma'
Moon (Lune) Poyah Poya Poya Xepe'  
Water (Eau) Ni Ni' N' Nü' Ndi'
White (Blanc) Popa Popa Pobo Popo' Po'ovo
Yellow (Jaune) Pu'tzi Pu'ci Pu'ts Pu'tz Pú'ci
Red (Rouge) Tzapas Capas Tsabas Tzapatz Cava'c
Black (Noir) Yic Yik Yk Joka' Yik
Eat (Manger) Cu't Ku't Kudb Küx Wi'k
See (Voir) 'Is 'Is Kyenb 'Ix  
Hear (Entendre) Matong Madong Myadongb Matong Matong
Sing (Chanter) Huan Wan Wanb Wan Wan
Leave (Partir) Tzac Cahk Chajkp Tzak Cak

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

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