A List of Miao Words

Written by Dakota Wang

This list is based on a combination of the items in the Swadesh list and Leipzig-Jakarta list (which linguists may make use of for the purpose of historical-comparative study of languages).

  • 1. Bì dòu, fire
  • 2. Bà miáo, nose
  • 3. Nuò, to go
  • 4. Àng, water
  • 5. Bâ niū, mouth
  • 6. , blood
  • 7. Bú sāng, bone
  • 8. bà guò, root
  • 9. Luò, to come
  • 10. , breast
  • 11. Náng, rain
  • 12. , name
  • 13. Dà dēi, louse
  • 14. Wū dâ ái, wing
  • 15. Niā, flesh, meat
  • 16. Xìng zhà en, arm
  • 17. én , fly
  • 18. Mú háng jió, night
  • 19. Zháo mu niáng, ear
  • 20. Sàng àng, neck
  • 21. ào u, far
  • 22. Chāng, do
  • 23. Biào, house
  • 24. Gū rào, stone
  • 25. à, bitter
  • 26. , to say
  • 27. où xiè, tooth
  • 28. , hair
  • 29. liù, big
  • 30. ā, one
  • 31. bāo ao, hit
  • 32. Ōu bà, leg
  • 33. āo lái nèi, this
  • 34. dâ miâo ao, fish
  • 35. nìng hái, yesterday
  • 36. hǎo, drink
  • 37. má guài nuó, black
  • 38. mù zhàngnavel
  • 39. xiù, to stand
  • 40. à, to bite
  • 41. zhái zhào, back
  • 42. , wind
  • 43. hǎo yàn, smoke
  • 44. wū nuò, what
  • 45. dái dài, child
  • 46. náo gà, egg
  • 47. góng, to give
  • 48. mā xiè nó, new
  • 49. ò, burn
  • 50. , not
  • 51. ráo luō, good
  • 52. jió, to know
  • 53. bì jió, knee
  • 54. sá zì, sand
  • 55. zuǒ, to laugh
  • 56. dáng, to hear
  • 57. wū dà áo, soil
  • 58. wù náng, leaf
  • 59. mà qín nuò, red
  • 60. guó à áo, river
  • 61. râng, to hide
  • 62. wù dào, skin
  • 63. yì lí xiǔ, to suck
  • 64. chuó chá gè, to carry
  • 65. bà m pàn, ant
  • 66. hàn yǐ nuò, heavy
  • 67. chuó, to take
  • 68. mà guó nuò, old
  • 69. nāng, to eat
  • 70. wū bà, thigh
  • 71. mō dà nuó, thick
  • 72 . mō dào nuó, long
  • 73. piò, to blow
  • 74. òng dáo, wood
  • 75. yìng dàn, to run
  • 76. guó, to fall
  • 77. náo gài, eye
  • 78. bì dào, tail
  • 79. dà guào, dog
  • 80. niè, cry
  • 81. zhá, to tie
  • 82. mú tài, to see
  • 83. mā jiòng nuò, sweet
  • 84. wù há, rope
  • 85. qiù cà ēn, shade
  • 86. dà náo, bird
  • 87. jiù, salt
  • 88. mā jiù nuò, small
  • 89. mā guàn nuò, wide
  • 90. bèi ēr háo, star
  • 91. bán ō nuó ná dào, in
  • 92. má nān nuò, hard
  • 93. yì jiù hà, all
  • 94. ní há, bark
  • 95. wū qí, belly
  • 96. gào dáng, cloud
  • 97. náng nuò, cold
  • 98. dáng, die
  • 99. màng kà nuò, dry
  • 100. wù bì yí, feather
  • 101. bó zhái, fingernail
  • 102. án n, fly
  • 103. cáng bèi jiū ká, full
  • 104. fá néi nuò, grease
  • 105. má miù nuó, green
  • 106. dà bià ái, head
  • 107. wū qí, heart
  • 108. mā xiù nuò, hot
  • 109. , kill
  • 110. áo nēi, lie
  • 111. wù ní nēi, man
  • 112. hó lió nōng, many
  • 113. bèi ér háomoon
  • 114. bì gào, mountain
  • 115. nǎi gù, path
  • 116. néi, person
  • 117. má bà i nuó, round
  • 118. wū nào, seed
  • 119. jiáng, sit
  • 120. báo guài ài, sleep
  • 121. ní hài, sun
  • 122. mú gáo ào, swim
  • 123. ā lài duō, that
  • 124. wù én dáo, tree
  • 125. ào, two
  • 126. nuò, walk
  • 127. bèn guò, we
  • 128. má guò nóng, white
  • 129. òng n pá néi, woman
  • 130. má guān nuò, yellow

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