Dane-Zaa (Beaver) numbers

How to count in Dane-Zaa (Dane-zaa Ẕáágéʔ), an Athabaskan language spoken in parts of British Columbia and Alberta in Canada.

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Numeral Cardinal
1 lhígę, ehlhaahch’ii
2 ǫkech’ii
3 taach’ii
4 jęch’ii
5 lháatsech’ii
6 ęhts’ę́táach’ii
7 taawedzê̱
8 ę́hts’ę́jęch’ii
9 k’alaal’é̱ch’ii
10 kéné̱ch’ii
11 kéné̱ch’ii ehlhaahch’ii mataah
12 kéné̱ch’ii ǫ́kechii mataah
13 kéné̱ch’ii taach’ii mataah
14 kéné̱ch’ii jęch’ii mataah
15 kéné̱ch’ii lháatsech’ii mataah
16 kéné̱ch’ii ęhts’ę́táach’ii mataah
17 kéné̱ch’ii taawedzê̱ mataah
18 kéné̱ch’ii ę́hts’ę́jęch’ii mataah
19 kéné̱ch’ii k’alaal’é̱ch’ii mataah
20 ǫkek’ech’ii
21 ǫkek’ech’ii ehlhaahch’ii mataah
22 ǫkek’ech’ii ǫ́kechii mataah
23 ǫkek’ech’ii taach’ii mataah
24 ǫkek’ech’ii jęch’ii mataah
25 ǫkek’ech’ii lháatsech’ii mataah
26 ǫkek’ech’ii ęhts’ę́táach’ii mataah
27 ǫkek’ech’ii taawedzê̱ mataah
28 ǫkek’ech’ii ę́hts’ę́jęch’ii mataah
29 ǫkek’ech’ii k’alaal’é̱ch’ii mataah
40 jęch’iik’ech’ii
100 k'wenech’iik’ech’ii
1,000 kéné̱ch’ii k'wenech’iik’ech’ii

Hear some Dane-zaa numbers:

Information about Dane-Zaa numbers
Introduction to conversational Beaver (PDF)
A Beaver Indian dictionary for school use (PDF)

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Information about Dane-zaa | Numbers

Numbers in Athabaskan languages

Ahtna, Babine-Witsuwit'en, Carrier (Dakelh), Chipewyan, Dane-zaa, Deg Xinag, Gwichʼin, Hän, Hupa, Jicarilla, Kaska, Mescalero-Chiricahua, Navajo, Sekani, Tłı̨chǫ (Dogrib), Tolowa, Tsuut'ina, Western Apache

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