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Yaqui

Yaqui is a native language used by the Yaqui / Yoeme tribe in the Mexican state of Sonora and the US state of Arizona.
Note that Yaqui vowels are pronounced the same as Spanish vowels.


1) Translator's note: "We do not have a phrase for 'Where is my room?' as when our language was being developed thousands of years ago, most indigenous people did not have dwellings that had rooms. It was usually a one room shelter. So we do not have a word for 'Room'."

2) Hausa taawa uu vawe mayoa?

3) Haksa katek uu sene'eka?
Translator's note: "We do not have a word for 'Bar', but sene'eka is a creek where the water runs, so we use 'Sene'eka' to indicate a place where the water is available."

4) katte net tahtahte

Language information at Wikipedia and Ethnologue

Alternate names for Yaqui include Yoem Noki and Yoeme


The four essential
travel phrases in English:

1) Where is my room?
2) Where is the beach?
3) Where is the bar?
4) Don't touch me there!
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