Numbers in Arikara

Learn numbers in Arikara

Knowing numbers in Arikara is probably one of the most useful things you can learn to say, write and understand in Arikara. Learning to count in Arikara 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 Arikara is the most widely spoken language, and you want to be able to shop and even bargain with a good knowledge of numbers in Arikara.

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 Arikara?

Arikara is an indigenous language of North America, belonging to the Caddoan languages family. Spoken by the Arikara people in the Fort Berthold reservation in North Dakota, it counts about twenty speakers.

List of numbers in Arikara

Here is a list of numbers in Arikara. We have made for you a list with all the numbers in Arikara 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 Arikara. We also close the list by showing you what the number 1000 looks like in Arikara.

  • 1) áxkux
  • 2) pítkux
  • 3) táwit
  • 4) čiitíʾiš
  • 5) šíhux
  • 6) tšaápis
  • 7) tawišaapiswaána
  • 8) tawišaápis
  • 9) nooxiniiwaána
  • 10) nooxíniʾ
  • 11) nooxini na áxkux
  • 12) nooxini na pítkux
  • 13) nooxini na táwit
  • 14) nooxini na čiitíʾiš
  • 15) nooxini na šíhux
  • 16) nooxini na tšaápis
  • 17) nooxini na tawišaapiswaána
  • 18) nooxini na tawišaápis
  • 19) nooxini na nooxiniiwaána
  • 20) wiitáʾuʾ
  • 30) nasaawíʾuʾ
  • 40) pitkuxunaánuʾ
  • 50) pitkuxunaánuʾ na nooxíniʾ
  • 60) tawihkunaánuʾ
  • 70) tawihkunaánuʾ na nooxíniʾ
  • 80) čiitiʾištaánuʾ
  • 90) čiitiʾištaanu na nooxíniʾ
  • 100) šihuxtaánuʾ
  • 1,000) nooxininaánuʾ
  • one million) axku-hunaánuʾ

Numbers in Arikara: Arikara numbering rules

Each culture has specific peculiarities that are expressed in its language and its way of counting. The Arikara is no exception. If you want to learn numbers in Arikara 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 Arikara with ease.

The way numbers are formed in Arikara is easy to understand if you follow the rules explained here. Surprise everyone by counting in Arikara. Also, learning how to number in Arikara 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 Arikara 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 Arikara

  • Digits from one to nine are rendered by specific words, namely: áxkux [1], pítkux [2], táwit [3], čiitíʾiš [4], šíhux [5], tšaápis [6], tawišaapiswaána [7], tawišaápis [8], and nooxiniiwaána [9].
  • Tens follow a vicesimal system (based on twenty): nooxíniʾ [10], wiitáʾuʾ [20] (formed on wiitanáʾu, which means man), nasaawíʾuʾ [30], pitkuxunaánuʾ [40] (2*20), pitkuxunaánuʾ na nooxíniʾ [50] (2*20 + 10), tawihkunaánuʾ [60] (3*20), tawihkunaánuʾ na nooxíniʾ [70] (3*20 + 10), čiitiʾištaánuʾ [80] (4*20), and čiitiʾištaanu na nooxíniʾ [90] (4*20 + 10).
  • Compound numbers are formed by linking each number position (tens and units, hundreds and tens, thousands and hundreds…) with the conjunction na (et): čiitiʾištaanu na áxkux [81], šihuxtaánuʾ na pítkux [102].
  • Hundreds are formed by putting the multiplier digit first, then the word for hundred (šihuxtaánuʾ) separated with a space, except for one hundred itself: šihuxtaánuʾ [100], pitkux šihuxtaánuʾ [200], tawit šihuxtaánuʾ [300]… nooxiniiwaána šihuxtaánuʾ [900].
  • Thousands are formed by putting the multiplier digit first, then the word for thousand (nooxininaánuʾ) separated with a space, except for one thousand itself: nooxininaánuʾ [1,000], pitkux nooxininaánuʾ [2,000], tawit nooxininaánuʾ [3,000]… nooxiniiwaána nooxininaánuʾ [9,000].
  • Millions are formed the same way as thousands, i.e. by putting the multiplier digit first, then the word for million (hunaánuʾ) separated with a space, except for one million itself: axku-hunaánuʾ [1 million], pitkux hunaánuʾ [2 millons], tawit hunaánuʾ [3 milions]…
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