Numbers in Aymara

Learn numbers in Aymara

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

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 Aymara?

Aymara (Aymar aru) is one of the three languages of the Aymaran languages family, the others being Jaqaru and Kawki. It is spoken by the Aymara people of the Andes in Bolivia, Peru and Chile, and counts about 2.2 million speakers.

List of numbers in Aymara

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

  • 1) maya
  • 2) paya
  • 3) quimsa
  • 4) pusi
  • 5) pheska
  • 6) sojjta
  • 7) pakallko
  • 8) quimsakallko
  • 9) llätunca
  • 10) tunca
  • 11) tunca mayani
  • 12) tunca payani
  • 13) tunca quimsani
  • 14) tunca pusini
  • 15) tunca pheskani
  • 16) tunca sojjtani
  • 17) tunca pakallkoni
  • 18) tunca quimsakallkoni
  • 19) tunca llätuncani
  • 20) pä tunca
  • 30) quimsa tunca
  • 40) pusi tunca
  • 50) pheska tunca
  • 60) sojjta tunca
  • 70) pakallk tunca
  • 80) quimsakallk tunca
  • 90) llätunc tunca
  • 100) pataca
  • 1,000) waranka
  • one million) millona

Numbers in Aymara: Aymara numbering rules

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

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

  • Digits from one to nine are rendered by specific words: maya [1], paya (or when compound) [2], quimsa [3], pusi [4], pheska [5], sojjta [6], pakallko [7], quimsakallko [8], and llätunca [9].
  • Tens are formed starting with the multiplier digit (that sometimes looses its last vowel), then the word for ten (tunca) separated with a space, except for ten itself: tunca [10], pä tunca [20], quimsa tunca [30], pusi tunca [40], pheska tunca [50], sojjta tunca [60], pakallk tunca [70], quimsakallk tunca [80], and llätunc tunca [90].
  • Compound numbers are formed starting with the ten (sometimes apocopated of its last vowel), then the unit suffixed with the conjunction ni (meaning with, and), separated with a space (e.g.: pä tunc quimsakallkoni [28]).
  • Hundreds are formed starting with the multiplier digit (its last vowel may have fallen), then the word for hundred (pataca) separated with a space, except for one hundred: pataca [100], pä pataca [200], quimsa pataca [300], pusi pataca [400], pheska pataca [500], sojjta pataca [600], pakallk pataca [700], quimsakallk pataca [800], and llätunc pataca [900].
  • Thousands are formed starting with the multiplier digit (with sometimes an apocope of its last vowel), then the word for thousand (waranka) separated with a space, except for one thousand: waranka [1,000], pä waranka [2,000], quimsa waranka [3,000], pusi waranka [4,000], pheska waranka [5,000], sojjta waranka [6,000], pakallk waranka [7,000], quimsakallk waranka [8,000], and llätunc waranka [9,000].
  • The word for million is millona, a loan word from Spanish (millón).
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