K. Waskosky took on the task of organizing and updating a list of SK words assembled by a Peace Corp worker in the early 90’s. Her work has been referred to as an unpublished trilingual dictionary of SK. We are very grateful for this crucial groundwork, the foundation of the SK Dictionary, which was updated in 2022. This is by no means an exhaustive dictionary of Salasaka Kichwa.
About Salasaka Kichwa
Salasaka Kichwa (SK) is an agglutinative language, meaning that words are formed by attaching bound morphemes to a root. In SK, all such morphemes are attached as suffixes. For a brief explanation of the more common morphemes observed in dictionary entries morphology, click here.
There are a number of entries which are presented in two forms. This is due to dialectal variations which are used interchangeably. Click here for more information. Consonants that are followed by an apostrophe (p’, t’, k’, etc.) are aspirated.
Each entry is presented in written form and (International Phonetic Alphabet) IPA transcription, followed by an abbreviation indicating the grammatical part of speech, and the definition. Entries with multiple meanings are indicated by a numeric list.
Feel free to send us words that you would like to add in the SK Dictionary.