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Native American Vocabulary: Boruca Words

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

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Boruca Word Set

(Click here for Boruca pronunciation guide)

English (Français) Boruca words
One (Un) E'tse
Two (Deux) Bú'k
Three (Trois) Mang
Four (Quatre) Ba'kang
Five (Cinq) I'kang
Man (Homme) Kongróhk
Woman (Femme) Ramróhk
Dog (Chien) Auh
Tree (Arbre) Krang
Sun (Soleil) Kak
Moon (Lune) Tebe
Water (Eau) Dí'
Stone (Pierre) Káng

Click here to see Boruca vocabulary words compared to words in related Chibchan languages: Chibchan Indian Words

Boruca Picture Dictionaries

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

*Boruca animal words
*Boruca body parts
*Boruca color words
*Boruca number words

Additional Resources

   Spanish-Boruca Dictionary (Amazon affiliate link)
   Costa Rica languages
   Native American English dictionary
   Caribbean map

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