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Vocabulary Words in Native American Languages: Trio Words

Welcome to our Trio vocabulary page! Trio, also known as Tiriyo, is a Cariban language, related to other languages like Saluma and Sikiana. We have included twenty basic Trio words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. If you need to know a Trio word that is not currently on our page, you can take part in our Native American words fundraiser or visit our main Trio language site for more free resources.

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Trio Word Set

English (Français) Trio words
One (Un) Tinki
Two (Deux) Ökönö
Three (Trois) Voyerau
Man (Homme) Kirí
Head (Tete) Ipútupo
Eye (Oeil) Yenuru
Sun (Soleil) Veyu
Moon (Lune) Nunö
Water (Eau) Túna
Fire (Feu) Mata

Click here to see Trio vocabulary words compared to words in related Cariban languages: Cariban Indian Words

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