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Native American Vocabulary: Amuzgo Words

Welcome to our Amuzgo vocabulary page! Amuesha is an Oto-Manguean language, related to other languages like Mixtec and Zapotec. We have included twenty basic Amuzgo words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. You can find more Amuzgo Indian words in our online picture glossaries. If you'd like to know an Amuzgo word that is not in these wordlists, you can take part in our American Indian words fundraiser or visit our main Amuzgo language site for more free resources.

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Amuzgo Word Set

(Click here for Amuzgo pronunciation guide)

English/Français/Español Guerrero Amuzgo words Oaxaca Amuzgo words
One/Un/Uno kui nkwí
Two/Deux/Dos we
Three/Trois/Tres ndyee nndye
Four/Quatre/Cuatro nkiee ñenke
Five/Cinq/Cinco 'om 'on
Man/Homme/Hombre tsanñeen tzans'à
Woman/Femme/Mujer tseinda tzanskù
Dog/Chien/Perro kitsue kítzue'
Sun/Soleil/Sol nei'kiøø' ndò'kwjión'
Moon/Lune/Luna chi' chi'
Water/Eau/Agua da ndá
White/Blanc/Blanco kanchii' kìchi'
Yellow/Jaune/Amarillo kajan kísjan
Red/Rouge/Rojo we be
Black/Noir/Negro ntom kínton
Eat/Manger/Comer makii 'kwa'

Click here to see Amuzgo vocabulary words compared to words in related Oto-Manguean languages: Oto-Manguean Indian Words

Amuzgo Picture Dictionaries

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

*Amuzgo animal words
*Amuzgo body parts
*Amuzgo color words
*Amuzgo number words

Additional Resources

   Amuzgo culture
   Mexico tribes
   Native American dictionaries

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