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Achagua Counting Worksheet

Like most Arawakan languages, Achagua does not have many number words (really only three.) It is possible to count to high numbers in Achagua, but only by using long compound words combining the words for "one," "two," "three," and "hand" (bakaahi.) The native word for "eight," for example, was matalii tatai bakaahi. Today, most numerals are borrowed from Spanish (as you can see below with kuátru which comes from Spanish cuatro.)

Achagua language pronunciation guide

báque
chámai
matálii
kuátru
abakáahi




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