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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Acatec Words

Welcome to our Acateco vocabulary page! Acateco, also known as Acatec, is a Mayan language, related to other languages like Kanjobal and Yucatec Maya. We have included twenty basic Acateco words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. You can find more Acatec Indian words in our online picture glossaries. If you'd like to know an Acatec word that is not in these wordlists, you can take part in our Native American translation fundraiser or visit our main Acatec language site for more free resources.

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Acatec Word Set

(Click here for Acatec pronunciation guide)

English (Français) Acatec words
One (Un) Jun
Two (Deux) Kaab'
Three (Trois) 'Oxeb'
Four (Quatre) Kaneb'
Five (Cinq) Jueb'
Man (Homme) Winaj
Woman (Femme) Ix
Dog (Chien) Tx'i'
Sun (Soleil) K'u
Moon (Lune) X'aaw
Water (Eau) Ja'
Black (Noir) Q'ej
White (Blanc) Saxhin
Red (Rouge) Kaxhin
Yellow (Jaune) K'an
Mother (Mere) Txutxe
Father (Pere) Mame
Flower (Fleur) Xumak
House (Maison) Naa

Click here to see Acatec vocabulary words compared to words in related Mayan languages: Maya Vocabulary

Acatec Picture Dictionaries

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

*Acatec animal words
*Acatec color words
*Acatec food words
*Acatec number words

Additional Resources

   The Ancient Maya (Amazon affiliate link)
   Mayan stories
   Guatemala information
   Indian names and their meanings

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