Counting in Central Tarahumara
The Central Tarahumara language (Rarámuri) is a Mexican indigenous language of the Uto-Aztecan language family, spoken in the Mexican state of Chihuahua, and more precisely in Southwestern Chihuahua, by about 55,000 people, the Tarahumara.
Due to lack of data, we can only count accurately up to 100 in Central Tarahumara. Please contact me if you can help me counting up from that limit.
Central Tarahumara numbers list
- 1 – biré
- 2 – ocuá
- 3 – biquiyá
- 4 – nahuosa
- 5 – marí
- 6 – usani
- 7 – quicháo
- 8 – osá nahuó
- 9 – químacoy
- 10 – macoy
- 11 – macoy miná biré
- 12 – macoy miná ocuá
- 13 – macoy miná biquiyá
- 14 – macoy miná nahuosa
- 15 – macoy miná marí
- 16 – macoy miná usani
- 17 – macoy miná quicháo
- 18 – macoy miná osá nahuó
- 19 – macoy miná químacoy
- 20 – osá macoy
- 30 – baisá macoy
- 40 – nahuosa macoy
- 50 – marisa macoy
- 60 – usansa macoy
- 70 – quicháosa macoy
- 80 – osá nahuosa macoy
- 90 – que macoisa macoy
- 100 – biré ciento
- 1,000 – biré mil
Central Tarahumara numbering rules
- Numbers from one to nine are specific words, namely biré , ocuá , biquiyá , nahuosa , marí , usani , quicháo , osá nahuó , and químacoy  (meaning ten minus one).
- Tens are formed by putting the multiplier digit before the word for ten, except for ten, twenty and thirty: macoy , osá macoy  (meaning second ten), baisá macoy  (third ten), nahuosa macoy , marisa macoy , usansa macoy , quicháosa macoy , osá nahuosa macoy , and que macoisa macoy  (tenth ten, minus ten).
- In compound numerals, the ten is put first, then the word miná (meaning plus), then the digit (e.g.: macoy miná biré , osá macoy miná usani ).
- One hundred is biré ciento (from the Spanish ciento, hundred), and one thousand is biré mil (from the Spanish mil, thousand).
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Primal Awareness: A True Story of Survival, Transformation, and Awakening with the Rarámuri Shamans of Mexico
by Don Trent Jacobs, editors Inner Traditions (1998)
Tarahumara: Where Night is the Day of the Moon
by Bernard L. Fontana, John P. Schaefer , editors University of Arizona Press (1997)
México: viaje al país de los tarahumaras
by Antonin Artaud, editors Fondo de Cultura Economica USA (1984)
Mexique, au pays des Tarahumara
by Luc Giard, editors L’Harmattan (1988)
- Samachique Tarahumara Dictionary (in Spanish)
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