Indian languages Indian cultures Indians books
Like most Arawakan languages, Machiguenga does not have many number words (really only three.) The Machiguenga word for four, tovaini, literally just means "many" and can be used to refer to any group larger than three. The word for "five" is simply the word for "hand." Today, most Machiguenga speakers use borrowed Spanish numbers (seis, siete, etc.) to count higher than three.
Back to our main Matsiguenga page
Back to American Indian Numbers
Back to Native American Indian Words
Indian heritage Indian T shirts Mandan Hidatsa Arikara Cahuilla Algonquin legends
Would you like to help support our organization's work with endangered American Indian languages?