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Counting in Hupa

Language overview

Forty-two in Hupa Hupa (Na:tinixwe Mixine:whe’, or language of the Hoopa Valley people) is a Pacific Coast Athapaskan language from the Na-Dené language family. Spoken in the Hoopa Valley in California, it is nearly extinct as it counts 8 speakers, even if some language revitalization is in progress.

Due to lack of data, we can only count accurately up to 1,000 in Hupa. Please contact me if you can help me counting up from that limit.

Hupa numbers list

  • 1 – ła’
  • 2 – nahx
  • 3 – ta:q’
  • 4 – dink’
  • 5 – chwola’
  • 6 – xosta:n
  • 7 – xohk’it
  • 8 – ke:nim
  • 9 – miq’os-t’aw
  • 10 – minłung
  • 11 – minłung-miwah-na:ła’
  • 12 – minłung-miwah-na:nahx
  • 13 – minłung-miwah-na:ta:q’
  • 14 – minłung-miwah-na:dink’
  • 15 – minłung-miwah-na:chwola’
  • 16 – minłung-miwah-na:xosta:n
  • 17 – minłung-miwah-na:xohk’it
  • 18 – minłung-miwah-na:ke:nim
  • 19 – minłung-miwah-na:miq’os-t’aw
  • 20 – nahdiminłung
  • 30 – ta:q’idiminłung
  • 40 – dink’idiminłung
  • 50 – chwola’diminłung
  • 60 – xosta:ndiminłung
  • 70 – xohk’e:diminłung
  • 80 – ke:nimdiminłung
  • 90 – miq’ost’ahdiminłung
  • 100 – ła’-dikin
  • 1,000 – minłun-dikin

Hupa numbering rules

  • Digits from one to nine are specific words, namely ła’ [1], nahx [2], ta:q’ [3], dink’ [4], chwola’ [5], xosta:n [6], xohk’it [7], ke:nim [8], and miq’os-t’aw [9].
  • Tens are formed by setting the multiplier digit, then a short form of the word ding (times) and the word for ten (minłung), except for ten itself: minłung [10], nahdiminłung [20] (2*10), ta:q’idiminłung [30] (3*10), dink’idiminłung [40], chwola’diminłung [50], xosta:ndiminłung [60], xohk’e:diminłung [70], ke:nimdiminłung [80], and miq’ost’ahdiminłung [90].
  • Compound numbers are formed by saying the ten, then the expression -miwah-na: (miwah meaning at the edge of it, bordering it, beside it, (lying) next to it), and the unit (e.g.: minłung-miwah-na:ta:q’ [13], nahdiminłung-miwah-na:nahx [22]).
  • Hundreds are formed by setting the multiplier digit before the word for hundred (dikin) linked with a hyphen: ła’-dikin [100], nahx-dikin [200], ta:q’i-dikin [300], dink’i-dikin [400], chwola’-dikin [500], xosta:n-dikin [600], xohk’e-dikin [700], ke:nim-dikin [800], and miq’ost’ah-dikin [900].
  • One thousand is formed as ten hundreds: minłun-dikin [1,000].

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Books

California Indian LanguagesCalifornia Indian Languages
by , editors University of California Press (2011)
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Hupa TextsHupa Texts
by , editors Forgotten Books (2008)
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Cultural Contact and Linguistic Relativity among the Indians of Northwestern CaliforniaCultural Contact and Linguistic Relativity among the Indians of Northwestern California
by , editors University of Oklahoma Press (2008)
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Sources

Athapaskan languages

Carrier, Hupa, Navajo, Siletz dee-ni, and Tolowa.

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