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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.
|adak adak adak|
|adak adak adak anane|
|adak adak adak adak|
|adak adak adak adak anane|
|omiat omiat pene|
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