Numbers in Apurinã

How to count in Apurinã (Popikariwakori), an Arawakan language spoken in Amazonas and Mato Grosso states of Brazil.

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Numeral Cardinal numbers
1 hãt-u (m), hãt-o (f)
2 epi
3 epi-hãtu-pakunu
4 epi-epi-pakunu
5 epi-epi-hãtu-pakunu, hãtu waku ("one hand")
6 epi-epi-epi-pakunu
7 epi-epi-epi-hãtu-pakunu
8 epi-epi-epi-epi-pakunu
9 epi-epi-epi-epii-hãtu-pakunu
10 epi-epi-epi-epi-epi-pakunu


There are to numbers in Apurinã - 1 (hãt-u / hãt-o) and 2 (epi). These can be combined together for larger numbers. For example 5 = epi-epi-hãtu-pakunu ("2 2 1 plus"). However, nowadays Apurinã people generally use Portuguese numbers after 3.

Sources: The Language of The Apurinã People of Brazil
Number Expression in Apurinã (Arawák)

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