Numbers in Awa Pit

Learn numbers in Awa Pit

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

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 Awa Pit?

The Awa Pit language, also known as Cuaiquer or Kwaiker, belongs to the Awan group of the Barbacoan languages family. Spoken by the Awá or Awa-Kwaiker people of Ecuador (in the provinces of Carchi and Sucumbios) and Colombia (in the departments of Nariño and Putumayo), the Awa Pit language counts about 13,000 speakers.

List of numbers in Awa Pit

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

  • 1) maza
  • 2) paz
  • 3) kutña
  • 4) ampara
  • 5) chish
  • 6) wak
  • 7) pikamta
  • 8) ita
  • 9) toil
  • 10) pazchish
  • 11) maza maza
  • 12) maza paz
  • 13) maza kutña
  • 14) maza ampara
  • 15) maza chish
  • 16) maza wak
  • 17) maza pikamta
  • 18) maza ita
  • 19) maza toil
  • 20) paz chalkuil
  • 30) kutña chalkuil
  • 40) ampara chalkuil
  • 50) chish chalkuil
  • 60) wak chalkuil
  • 70) pikamta chalkuil
  • 80) ita chalkuil
  • 90) toil chalkuil
  • 100) pik:
  • 1,000) im:

Numbers in Awa Pit: Awa Pit numbering rules

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

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

  • Digits from zero to nine are rendered by specific words: chalkuil [0], maza [1], paz [2], kutña [3], ampara [4], chish (or shish) [5], wak [6], pikamta (or pikam) [7], ita [8], and toil (or tuil) [9].
  • Tens are formed starting with the multiplier digit, then the word for zero (chalkuil), separated with a space, following a positional naming convention, with the exception of ten which can be expressed as pazchish (or 2*5): pazchish (2*5), pazshish (2*5) or maza chalkuil [10] (1 0), paz chalkuil [20] (2 0), kutña chalkuil [30], ampara chalkuil [40], chish chalkuil (or shish chalkuil) [50], wak chalkuil [60], pikamta chalkuil (or pikam chalkuil) [70], ita chalkuil [80], and toil chalkuil (or tuil chalkuil) [90].
  • Compound numbers are formed following the same system, i.-e. starting with the ten multiplier, then the unit separated with a space (e.g.: maza wak [16] (1 6), paz kutña [23] (2 3), ita ita [88] (8 8)).
  • Hundreds are formed starting with the multiplier digit, followed by the word for hundred (pik:), except for one hundred: pik: [100], paz pik: [200], kutña pik: [300], ampara pik: [400], chish pik: [500], wak pik: [600], pikam pik: [700], ita pik: [800], and toil pik: [900].
  • Thousands are formed starting with the multiplier digit, followed by the word for thousand (im:), except for one thousand: im: [1,000], paz im: [2,000], kutña im: [3,000], ampara im: [4,000], chish im: [5,000], wak im: [6,000], pikam im: [7,000], ita im: [8,000], and toil im: [9,000].
  • The word for million is kɨm: [million, 106].
  • AwaPit Pɨnkɨh Kammu Gramática Pedagógica (pdf), Ministerio de educación, Ecuador, 2009
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