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Akawaio Counting Worksheet

Like most Cariban languages, Akawaio does not have many number words-- really only four. It is possible to count to high numbers in Akawaio, but only by using long compound words combining the numbers one through four with the words for "hand," "foot," "fingers," and "toes." The Akawaio word for "twelve," for example, is "aza'rö emiya bona aza'rö pïda" which literally means "two hands plus two feet." Most Akawaio people today use Spanish numerals to count higher than four.

Akawaio language pronunciation guide

teginnö
aza'rö
ozorau
azagoro'ne
teginnö emiya




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