131 Huichol Words And Their Meaning In Spanish

Huichol is a language used by the Native American tribe known as Huichol, who live south of the Sierra Madre de México. The Huichol language belongs to the Uto-Aztec language family to which the Nahualt language also belongs.

Huichol is close to the Cora language, which has been widely studied. The term Huichol is the Spanish interpretation of the name of the language, however, the tribe calls their language Tewi Niukiyari which means “the words of the people”.

List of Huichol words and their meaning in Spanish

Currently there are several publications that present the definition of various words from Huichol to other languages, including Spanish.

Some Huichol words and their equivalent in Spanish are:

Cacaríya: Sweet

Cacúni: Box, Drawer

Canári: Guitar

Canarivíya: Playing the guitar

Canúva: Boat

Bonnet: Coffee

Caríma, Nasaníme: Strong

Cimíya, Xitéra: Cut

Cina: Husband

Cixáiya: Heating by the fire

Ciyé: Tree

Cuaimuxári: Foam

Cuaiyá: Eat

Cuitáxi: Correa

Cuxéya: Messenger

Cuyá: Revolution, War

Cuyéicame: Stranger, stranger

Háca: Hunger

Hacamíya: Be hungry

Hacuíeca: God who lives in the sea, who makes the earth disintegrate in the time of water.

Hai: What? What?

Haiyá: Swelling, Swelling

Haniiya: Bring water

Hapániya: Drag things

Haravéri: Garden, orchard

Haruánari: Smooth, slippery

Hása: Ax

Hasí, ´imiari: Seed

Hásua, hásuácua: On another day, never

Hasúcari: Sugar

Hatáimari: Wash the face

Háxu: Mud

There is: Enter

Hepáina: Similar to him, like him

Hiavíya, hiavárica, niuqui, xasíca: Talk

Hiricá: Save

Hiváta: Feast of sowing, the last of the annual cycle, which is celebrated in June

Hivári: Scream

Hiveríca: Sad, sad

Hucá, Huriepa, Yuriépa: Stomach

Huiyá: Lying down

I fled: Way

Máca: Mass ceremonial objects

Mairicá: Begin

Maiveríca: Hurt

Mom: Arm

Maráica: Aura

Maríca: Being

Marima: Watch out

Matéicari: Put your hand

Matíari: Beginning, first

Maveriya: Not having

Máxa cuaxí: God who lives in the east

Maiquiriya, miquieriya, Miriya: Giving

Méripai: Previously, before

Miqui mu’úya: Skull

Naisáta: On both sides

Nanáiya, ´inánai: Buy

Naquiya: Find, fit, like

Naxí: Lime, ash

Néma: Liver

Niyé: Son, Daughter

Núiya, ´aríca, ´axíya: Arrive

Pa: Bread

Parevíya: Help

Pasica, Pasiyarica: Change

Píya: Remove

Quéiya: Chew, chew, bite, sting

Quemári: Well arranged

Quemarica: Lighting

Quesínari: Walking on foot

Queyá: Put, put, lift, stop, step

Qu: Home

Quiyá: Build a house

Siiríya: Bitter

Táca: Ball, fruit

Tácai: Yesterday

Tai: Fire

Taiyá: Burn

Tasíu: Rabbit

Taxáriya: Yellow

Tea: Hail

Temavíerica: Cheerful, joy

Teni, teta: Mouth

Tepia: Iron, Tool

Teuquíya: Cemetery

Tévi: People

Tixáiti: Something

Tíya: Turn off

Tuaxpiya: Hunt

Tupiríya: Herb

Tutu: Flower

Cow: Hen

Vacáxi: Cow

Vauríya, ´ívaurie: Search

Véiya: Hit, hit

Vevíya: Fabricate

Vieríca: Grab to lift

Vitéya: Cut with an ax

Viyéri: Rain, rain

Xási: Trash

Xeiriya: Gathering many things or people

Xéri: Cold

Xevi: One

Xiqué: A little while ago

Xité: Claw

Xiri: Hot, hot

Xiriqui: Small ceremonial house

Xuavárica: Err

Xuráve: Star

Yeiya: Walk

Yuavíme: Blue

´écá: Air

´esá: Grain

´esi: Ugly

´esíca: Cook, cook

‘Icú: Maiz

´iquáxi: Fruit

´Isiquína: Corner

´isári: Broth

´isárica: Knit

´ivá: Brother, sister

´ivári: Beard

´varic: Win

´íviya: Plant a garden

´ixumári: Cover with mud

´iya: Wife

´úha: Caña

´úna: Salt

´utá: Bed

´uxipíya: Rest.

References

  1. Grimes B. Grimes J. Semantic Distinctions in Huichol (Uto-Aztecan). Anthropologist, Source American. 2017; 64 (1): 104–114.
  2. Grimes J. (1954). Huichol-Spanish and Spanish-Huichol Dictionary. Summer Institute of Linguistics.
  3. Grimes J. Huichol Syntax. Institute / or Perception Research. 1964; 11 (1945): 316–318.
  4. John B. Huichol Phonemes. The University of Chicago. 2017; 11 (1): 31–35.
  5. Townsend, G. (1954). Huichol-Castilian, Castilian-Huichol vocabulary.

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