Indigenous Glossary




Our language in enriched by the language of our ancestors.


Canoa = canoe

Burén = ceramic grill

Coa = gardening instrument (hoe)

Barbacoa = Bar-B-Que

Tibes = rough stone

Areyto = ceremonial dance

Guasábara = war or fight

Bija = a red pigment

Higüera = a tree whose fruit (the gourds) are used for utensils

Jicotea = water turtle

Anón = fruit tree

Guanábana = fruit

Quenepa = fruit

Guayacán = a tree with very hard wood