Numbers in Papantla Totonac

How to count in Papantla Totonac (Tutunakú), a Totonacan language spoken around the city of Papantla the Mexican state of Veracruz in central Mexico.

The Totonac number system is vigesimal. However, this system is used less these days, since young people prefer to count using the decimal number system in Spanish.

A very particular feature of Totonac is that numbers are not used on their own as in Spanish, What is counted or numbered from 1 to 20 in Totonac always requires the presence of the numeral classifier akg-.

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Numeral Cardinal numbers
1 akgtúm
2 akgtúy, akgtí
3 akgtutu
4 akgtati
5 akgkitsis
6 akgchaxán
7 akgtujún
8 akgtsayán, akgtseyán
9 akgnajatsa
10 akgkáw
11 akgkawitu
12 akgkutúy, akgkutí
13 akgkututu
14 akgkutati
15 akgkukitsis
16 akgkuchaxán
17 akgkutujún
18 akgkutsayán, akgtseyán
19 akgkunajatsa
20 akgpuxám
21 puxamatúm
22 puxamatúy, puxamatí
23 puxamatutu
24 puxamatati
25 puxamakitsis
26 puxamachaxán
27 puxamatujún
28 puxamatsayán, puxamayseyán
29 puxamanajatsa
30 puxamakáw (20 + 10)
31 puxamakawitu
32 puxamakutúy, puxamakutí
33 puxamakututu
34 puxamakutati
35 puxamakukitsis
36 puxamakuchaxán
37 puxamakutujún
38 puxamakutsayán, puxamakutseyán
39 puxamakunajatsa
40 tipuxám (2 x 20)
41 tipuxamatúm
42 tipuxamatúy, tipuxamatí
43 tipuxamatutu
44 tipuxamatati
45 tipuxamakitsis
46 tipuxamachaxán
47 tipuxamatujún
48 tipuxamatsayán, tipuxamatseyán
49 tipuxamanajatsa
50 tipuxamakáw (2 x 20 + 10)
51 tipuxamakawitu
52 tipuxamakutúy, tipuxamakuti
53 tipuxamakututu
54 tipuxamakutati
55 tipuxamakukitsis
56 tipuxamakuchaxán
57 tipuxamakutujún
58 tipuxamakutsayán, tipuxamakutseyan
59 tipuxamakunajatsa
60 tutumpuxám (3 x 20)
61 tutumpuxamatúm
62 tutumpuxamatúy, tutumpuxamatí
63 tutumpuxamatutu
64 tutumpuxamatati
65 tutumpuxamakitsis
66 tutumpuxamachaxán
67 tutumpuxamatujún
68 tutumpuxamatsayán, tutumpuxamatseyán
69 tutumpuxamanajatsa
70 tutumpuxamakáw (3 x 20 + 10)
71 tutumpuxamakawitu
72 tutumpuxamakutúy, tutumpuxamakutí
73 tutumpuxamakututu
74 tutumpuxamakutati
75 tutumpuxamakukitsis
76 tutumpuxamakuchaxán
77 tutumpuxamakutujún
78 tutumpuxamakutsayán, tutumpuxamakutseyán
79 tutumpuxamakunajatsa
80 tatipuxám (4 x 20)
81 tatipuxamatúm
82 tatipuxamatúy, tatipuxamatí
83 tatipuxamatutu
84 tatipuxamatati
85 tatipuxamakitsis
86 tatipuxamachaxán
87 tatipuxamatujún
88 tatipuxamatsayán, tatipuxamatseyán
89 tatipuxamanajatsa
90 tatipuxamakáw (4 x 20 + 10)
91 tatipuxamakawitu
92 tatipuxamakutúy, tatipuxamakutí
93 tatipuxamakututu
94 tatipuxamakutati
95 tatipuxamakukitsis
96 tatipuxamakuchaxán
97 tatipuxamakutujún
98 tatipuxamakutsayán, tatipuxamakutseyán
99 tatipuxamakunajatsa
100 kitsispuxám (5 x 20)
200 kawpuxám (10 x 20)
220 kawitupuxám (11 x 20)
300 kukitsispuxam(án) (15 x 20)

Source: Mtro. Crescencio García Ramos. Diccionario Totonaco Español/Español Totonaco. Academia Veracruzana de las Lenguas Indígenas, 2007. (pages 157 (309) - 162 (319))

Information compiled by Wolfgang Kuhl

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Information about Papantla Totonac numbers
http://www.aveligob.mx/at/micrositio/IMAGENES/PDF POR TEMA/TEMA_15
https://manana.cz/slovnik/totonaco_sp.php

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