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Native American Vocabulary: Bora Words

Welcome to our Bora vocabulary page! Bora is a Witotoan language, related to other rainforest languages like Witoto and Ocaina. We have included twenty basic Bora words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. You can find more Bora Indian words in our online picture glossaries. If you'd like to know a Bora word that is not in these wordlists, you can take part in our translations fundraiser or visit our Bora language site for more free resources.

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Bora Word Set

(Click here for Bora pronunciation guide)

English/Français/Español Bora words
One/Un/Uno Tsane
Two/Deux/Dos Míñéécuú
Three/Trois/Tres Pápihchúú
Four/Quatre/Cuatro Píínéehójtsí
Five/Cinq/Cinco Tsáhojtsí
Man/Homme/Hombre Wajpi
Woman/Femme/Mujer Walle
Dog/Chien/Perro Oojííbye
Sun/Soleil/Sol Nuhba
Moon/Lune/Luna Pécóejpi nuhba
Water/Eau/Agua Nújpacyo

Click here to see Bora vocabulary words compared to words in related Witotoan languages: Witotoan Indian Words

Bora Picture Dictionaries

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

*Bora animal words
*Bora body parts
*Bora color words
*Bora number words

Additional Resources

   The Languages of the Andes (Amazon affiliate link)
   Colombia indigenous languages
   English-Native American dictionary

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