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Counting in Isthmus Zapotec

Language overview

Forty-two in Isthmus Zapotec Isthmus Zapotec (diidxazá) is a Zapotecan language from the Oto-Manguean languages family spoken in Tehuantepec and Juchitán de Zaragoza, in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, by about 85,000 speakers.

Due to lack of data, we can only count accurately up to 9,999 in Isthmus Zapotec. Please contact me if you can help me counting up from that limit.

Isthmus Zapotec numbers list

  • 1 – tobi
  • 2 – chupa
  • 3 – chonna
  • 4 – tapa
  • 5 – gaayu’
  • 6 – xhoopa’
  • 7 – gadxe
  • 8 – xhono
  • 9 – ga’
  • 10 – chii
  • 11 – chii ne tobi
  • 12 – chii ne chupa
  • 13 – chii ne chonna
  • 14 – chii ne tapa
  • 15 – chii ne gaayu’
  • 16 – chii ne xhoopa’
  • 17 – chii ne gadxe
  • 18 – chii ne xhono
  • 19 – chii ne ga’
  • 20 – gande
  • 30 – gande chii
  • 40 – chupa late gande
  • 50 – chupa late gande chii
  • 60 – chonna late gande
  • 70 – chonna late gande chii
  • 80 – tapa late gande
  • 90 – tapa late gande chii
  • 100 – ti gayuaa
  • 1,000 – ti mil

Isthmus Zapotec numbering rules

  • Digits from one to nine are specific words: tobi [1], chupa [2], chonna [3], tapa [4], gaayu’ [5], xhoopa’ [6], gadxe [7], xhono [8], and ga’ [9].
  • Isthmus Zapotec uses the vigesimal system, hence the tens are formed on the words for ten and twenty, namely: chii [10], gande [20], gande chii [30] (20+10), chupa late gande [40] (2*20), chupa late gande chii [50] (2*20 + 10), chonna late gande [60] (3*20), chonna late gande chii [70] (3*20 + 10), tapa late gande [80] (4*20), and tapa late gande chii [90] (4*20 + 10).
  • When composed with a digit, numbers from eleven to ninety-nine are formed by saying the ten, then the word ne (and), and the digit (e.g.: gande ne gaayu’ [25], chupa late gande chii ne gadxe [57]).
  • Hundreds are formed by saying the multiplier digit before the word for hundred (gayuaa): ti gayuaa [100] (note the use of another form of the digit one, tobi), chupa gayuaa [200], chonna gayuaa [300]… We can note here again the vigesimal system in use: as gayuaa is formed on gaayu’ (five), it can be read as the contraction of five times twenty.
  • The word for thousand is borrowed from Spanish (mil). Thousands are formed the same way as hundreds: ti mil [1,000], chupa mil [2,000], chonna mil [3,000]… The conjunction ne is set when the unit directly follows the thousand (e.g.: chupa mil ne tapa [2,004]).

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Books

Zapotec-English/English-Zapotec (Isthmus) Concise DictionaryZapotec-English/English-Zapotec (Isthmus) Concise Dictionary
by , editors Hippocrene Books (2003)
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Guendaguti ñee sisi / La Muerte de pies ligeros (edición bilingüe zapoteco - español)Guendaguti ñee sisi / La Muerte de pies ligeros (edición bilingüe zapoteco - español)
by , editors Fondo de Cultura Económica (2005)
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Diccionario Zapoteco de San Lucas Quiaviní (Vols. 1 y 2)Diccionario Zapoteco de San Lucas Quiaviní (Vols. 1 y 2)
editors UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Publications (1999)
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Oto-Manguean languages

Aloápam Zapotec, Choapan Zapotec, Isthmus Zapotec, Lachixío Zapotec, and Santa Ana Yareni Zapotec.

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