Indian languages Indian cultures American Indian art
Like many languages of South America, Cayapa does not have many number words-- really only four. It is possible to count to high numbers in Cayapa, but only by using long compound words combining the numbers one through four with the words for "hand," "more," and so on. Some Cayapa speakers have begun to use the less cumbersome numeral system of Spanish for numbers higher than four instead.
Cayapa language pronunciation guide
Back to our main Chapalaachi page
Back to Native American Numerals
Back to South American Indians
Indian poetry Translation Indian to English Croatoan Indians Cherokee people Feather headdress
Would you like to help support our organization's work with endangered American Indian languages?