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Like most Chibchan languages, Bari does not have many number words -- really only three. It is possible to count to higher numbers in Bari, but only by using long compound words combining the words for one to three with the word ahdu, hand. The Bari word for "four," for example, is "ahduĩshkidã intok wa," which literally means "complete hand minus one." Today, most Bari people use Spanish numerals to count higher than three.
Bari language pronunciation guide
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