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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Waorani Words

Welcome to our Waorani vocabulary page! Waorani is an indigenous language of Peru. It is a language isolate, not known to be related to any other languages. We have included twenty basic Waorani words here, to compare with other American Indian languages. You can find more Waorani Indian 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 words fundraiser or visit our main Huaorani language site for more free resources.

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Waorani Word Set

(Click here for Waorani pronunciation guide)

English/Français/Español Waorani words
One/Un/Uno Aroke
Two/Deux/Dos Mẽña
Three/Trois/Tres Mẽña go aroke
Man/Homme/Hombre Õnginaen
Woman/Femme/Mujer Õngkiyaen
Dog/Chien/Perro Gĩta
Sun/Soleil/Sol Naenke
Moon/Lune/Luna Apãikã
Water/Eau/Agua Epe
Stone/Pierre/Piedra Dika

Waorani Picture Dictionaries

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

*Waorani animal words
*Waorani body parts
*Waorani number words

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