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Bora Counting Worksheet

Like many South American languages, Bora does not have many number words-- really only three. It is possible to count to high numbers in Bora, but only by using long compound words combining the numbers one through three with the words for "hand" (hjtsi). For example, the word for "eight," ejchjtitu ppihchmeva, literally means "three on the hand on the other side." Most Bora people today use borrowed Spanish numerals instead of these traditional counting words.

Bora language pronunciation guide

ejchjtitu tsapi
ejchjtitu mtyts
ejchjtitu ppihchmeva
ejchjtitu pnehjtsmeva

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