Numbers in Central Tarahumara

Learn numbers in Central Tarahumara

Knowing numbers in Central Tarahumara is probably one of the most useful things you can learn to say, write and understand in Central Tarahumara. Learning to count in Central Tarahumara may appeal to you just as a simple curiosity or be something you really need. Perhaps you have planned a trip to a country where Central Tarahumara is the most widely spoken language, and you want to be able to shop and even bargain with a good knowledge of numbers in Central Tarahumara.

It's also useful for guiding you through street numbers. You'll be able to better understand the directions to places and everything expressed in numbers, such as the times when public transportation leaves. Can you think of more reasons to learn numbers in Central Tarahumara?

The Central Tarahumara language (Rarámuri) is a Mexican indigenous language of the Uto-Aztecan language family, spoken in the Mexican state of Chihuahua, and more precisely in Southwestern Chihuahua, by about 55,000 people, the Tarahumara. On this page, we use Wes Shoemaker’s spelling updated in 2016.Due to lack of data, we can only count accurately up to 100 in Central Tarahumara. Please contact me if you can help me counting up from that limit.

List of numbers in Central Tarahumara

Here is a list of numbers in Central Tarahumara. We have made for you a list with all the numbers in Central Tarahumara from 1 to 20. We have also included the tens up to the number 100, so that you know how to count up to 100 in Central Tarahumara. We also close the list by showing you what the number 1000 looks like in Central Tarahumara.

  • 1) bilé
  • 2) okuá
  • 3) bikiyá
  • 4) nawó
  • 5) malí
  • 6) usani
  • 7) kicháo
  • 8) osánawó
  • 9) kímakoi
  • 10) makoi
  • 11) makoi miná bilé
  • 12) makoi miná okuá
  • 13) makoi miná bikiyá
  • 14) makoi miná nawó
  • 15) makoi miná malí
  • 16) makoi miná usani
  • 17) makoi miná kicháo
  • 18) makoi miná osánawó
  • 19) makoi miná kímakoi
  • 20) osámakoi
  • 30) baisá makoi
  • 40) nawosa makoi
  • 50) malisa makoi
  • 60) usansa makoi
  • 70) kicháosa makoi
  • 80) osánawosa makoi
  • 90) kimakoisa makoi
  • 100) bilé siento
  • 1,000) bilé mil

Numbers in Central Tarahumara: Central Tarahumara numbering rules

Each culture has specific peculiarities that are expressed in its language and its way of counting. The Central Tarahumara is no exception. If you want to learn numbers in Central Tarahumara you will have to learn a series of rules that we will explain below. If you apply these rules you will soon find that you will be able to count in Central Tarahumara with ease.

The way numbers are formed in Central Tarahumara is easy to understand if you follow the rules explained here. Surprise everyone by counting in Central Tarahumara. Also, learning how to number in Central Tarahumara yourself from these simple rules is very beneficial for your brain, as it forces it to work and stay in shape. Working with numbers and a foreign language like Central Tarahumara at the same time is one of the best ways to train our little gray cells, so let's see what rules you need to apply to number in Central Tarahumara

  • Numbers from one to nine are specific words, namely bilé [1], okuá [2], bikiyá [3], nawó [4], malí [5], usani [6], kicháo [7], osánawó [8], and kímakoi [9] (meaning ten minus one).
  • Tens are formed by putting the multiplier digit before the word for ten, except for ten, twenty and thirty: makoi [10], osámakoi [20] (meaning second ten), baisá makoi [30] (third ten), nawosa makoi [40], malisa makoi [50], usansa makoi [60], kicháosa makoi [70], osánawosa makoi [80], and kimakoisa makoi [90] (tenth ten, minus ten).
  • In compound numerals, the ten is put first, then the word miná (meaning plus), then the digit (e.g.: makoi miná bilé [11], osámakoi miná usani [26]).
  • One hundred is bilé siento (from the Spanish ciento, hundred), and one thousand is bilé mil (from the Spanish mil, thousand).
  • Tarahumara Dictionary (in Spanish)
  • Numbers in different languages