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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Kogui Words

Welcome to our Kogui vocabulary page! Kogui is a Chibchan language, related to other languages like Arhuaco and Chibcha. We have included twenty basic Kogui words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. You can find more Kogui 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 Native American word fundraiser or visit our main Kogui language site for more free resources.

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Kogui Word Set

(Click here for Kogui pronunciation guide)

English (Français) Kogui words
One (Un) Ezua
Two (Deux) Mozhua
Three (Trois) Maigua
Four (Quatre) Mukaiwa
Five (Cinq) Juchiwu
Man (Homme) Sigi
Woman (Femme) Munzhi
Dog (Chien) Pio
Sun (Soleil) Niuwi
Moon (Lune) Sasha
Water (Eau) Ni
Stone (Pierre) Jagi
Tree (Arbre) Kali
House (Maison) Jui

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

Kogui Picture Dictionaries

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

*Kogui animal words

Additional Resources

   Columbia Natives
   Picture dictionaries
   Red Indian names
   Andean region



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