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Counting in Central Tarahumara

Language overview

Forty-two 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. On this page, we use Wes Shoemaker’s spelling updated in 2016.

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 – bilé
  • 2 – okuá
  • 3 – bikiyá
  • 4 – nawó
  • 5 – malí
  • 6 – usani
  • 7 – kicháo
  • 8 – osánawó
  • 9 – kímakoi
  • 10 – makoi
  • 11 – makoi miná bilé
  • 12 – makoi miná okuá
  • 13 – makoi miná bikiyá
  • 14 – makoi miná nawó
  • 15 – makoi miná malí
  • 16 – makoi miná usani
  • 17 – makoi miná kicháo
  • 18 – makoi miná osánawó
  • 19 – makoi miná kímakoi
  • 20 – osámakoi
  • 30 – baisá makoi
  • 40 – nawosa makoi
  • 50 – malisa makoi
  • 60 – usansa makoi
  • 70 – kicháosa makoi
  • 80 – osánawosa makoi
  • 90 – kimakoisa makoi
  • 100 – bilé siento
  • 1,000 – bilé mil

Central Tarahumara numbering rules

  • Numbers from one to nine are specific words, namely bilé [1], okuá [2], bikiyá [3], nawó [4], malí [5], usani [6], kicháo [7], osánawó [8], and kímakoi [9] (meaning ten minus one).
  • Tens are formed by putting the multiplier digit before the word for ten, except for ten, twenty and thirty: makoi [10], osámakoi [20] (meaning second ten), baisá makoi [30] (third ten), nawosa makoi [40], malisa makoi [50], usansa makoi [60], kicháosa makoi [70], osánawosa makoi [80], and kimakoisa makoi [90] (tenth ten, minus ten).
  • In compound numerals, the ten is put first, then the word miná (meaning plus), then the digit (e.g.: makoi miná bilé [11], osámakoi miná usani [26]).
  • One hundred is bilé siento (from the Spanish ciento, hundred), and one thousand is bilé mil (from the Spanish mil, thousand).

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Books

Primal Awareness: A True Story of Survival, Transformation, and Awakening with the Rarámuri Shamans of MexicoPrimal Awareness: A True Story of Survival, Transformation, and Awakening with the Rarámuri Shamans of Mexico
by , editors Inner Traditions (1998)
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Tarahumara: Where Night is the Day of the MoonTarahumara: Where Night is the Day of the Moon
by , editors University of Arizona Press (1997)
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México: viaje al país de los tarahumarasMéxico: viaje al país de los tarahumaras
by , editors Fondo de Cultura Economica USA (1984)
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Mexique, au pays des TarahumaraMexique, au pays des Tarahumara
by , editors L’Harmattan (1988)
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Sources

Uto-Aztecan languages

Central Tarahumara, Hopi, and Timbisha.

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