Around The World

Puerto Rico: Native Lingo

Taíno is an old language spoken by Taíno Indians in Puerto Rico, Cuba and other parts of the Caribbean. The language comes from the Arawak language, which is spoken by the Locono Indians of South America. Some Taíno words have become part of the English language. Click below to hear simple phrases and let our pronunciation key help you talk like a native, too!

I'm Speaking Taíno!

Hear it spoken
MICHAEL ROWE—GETTY IMAGES

How Do I Say?

Current subscribers log in/register for timeforkids.com 

Registered Users Log In

 
 
Forgot Password?
Register Now for FREE
Subscriber Benefits
Do it now to get all this:
  • Access to Interactive Digital Editions
  • Online Archives of Past Lessons & Teachers' Guides
  • Interactive Teacher Community
Website Login Page