Numbers in Chorti

How to count in Chorti (Ch'orti'), a Mayan language spoken in parts of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.

Numbers in Chorti take different suffixes depending on what you’re counting. For example, the suffix kojt is used for people and animals, e.g. inkojt pak’ab’ (1 person), cha’kojt chitamob’ (2 goats); te’ is used when counting long objects, and when talking about time, e.g. inte’ ajk’in (1 day); and wojr is used for round and spherical objects, e.g. cha’wojr malak (2 mangoes).

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Numeral Cardinal numbers Ordinal numbers
1 in b’ajxan / yaxar
2 cha’ nakpat
3 ux ux-yajr
4 chan chanyajr
5 jo’ jo’yajr
6 wak wakyajr
7 uk ukyajr
8 waxik wakikyajr
9 b’orom b’oromyajr
10 la’in la’inyajr
11 inla’in
12 cha’la’in
13 uxla’in
14 chanla’in
15 jo’la’in
16 wakla’in
17 ukla’in
18 waxikla’in
19 b’oromla’in
20 ink’ar
21 in ucha’k’ar
22 cha’ ucha’k’ar
23 ux ucha’k’ar
24 chan ucha’k’ar
25 jo’ ucha’k’ar
26 wak ucha’k’ar
27 uk ucha’k’ar
28 waxik ucha’k’ar
29 b’orom ucha’k’ar
30 la’in uchak’ar
31 in la’in ucha’k’ar
32 cha’ la’in ucha’k’ar
33 ux la’in ucha’k’ar
34 chan la’in ucha’k’ar
35 jo’ la’in ucha’k’ar
36 wak la’in ucha’k’ar
37 uk la’in ucha’k’ar
38 waxik la’in ucha’k’ar
39 b’orom la’in ucha’k’ar
40 cha’k’ar
50 la’in uyuxk’ar
60 uxk’ar
70 la’in uxk’ar
80 chank’ar
90 la’in ujo’k’ar
100 jo’k’ar

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Hear some numbers in Chorti:


Information about Chorti | Numbers | Tower of Babel

Numbers in Mayan languages

Achi, Akatek, Awakatek, Ch’ol, Chorti, Chuj, Huasteco, Jakaltek, Kaqchikel, Mam, Poqomam, Poqomchiʼ, Q'anjob'al, Q'eqchi', Sakpulktek, Tektitek, Tzeltal, Tzotzil, Yucatec Maya

Numbers in other languages

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