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Arara do Para Counting Worksheet

Like most Cariban languages, Arara does not have many number words-- really only two. It is possible to count to high numbers in Arara, but only by using long compound words combining the numbers one and two with the words for "hand," "more," and so on. For example, the Arara word for "ten," omiat omiat pene, literally means "a hand plus another hand." In practice, most Arara people today use Portuguese numerals to count higher than five.

anane
adak
adak anane
adak adak
edune
adak adak adak
adak adak adak anane
adak adak adak adak
adak adak adak adak anane
omiat omiat pene



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