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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Damana Words

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

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Damana Word Set

(Click here for Damana pronunciation guide)

English (Français) Damana words
One (Un) ingwi
Two (Deux) mowa
Three (Trois) maigwa
Four (Quatre) makegwa
Five (Cinq) uhtigwa
Man (Homme) terua
Woman (Femme) mena
Dog (Chien) kunsi
Sun (Soleil) yui
Moon (Lune) saga
Water (Eau) yira
Fire (Feu) ge
Tree (Arbre) kun
House (Maison) urraga

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

Damana Picture Dictionaries

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

*Damana animal words

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