Numbers in Choapan Zapotec

Learn numbers in Choapan Zapotec

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

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 Choapan Zapotec?

Choapan Zapotec, also known as Comaltepec Zapotec, is a Zapotecan language from the Oto-Manguean languages family spoken in north central Oaxaca and Veracruz, Mexico, by about 12,000 speakers.Due to lack of data, we can only count accurately up to 999 in Choapan Zapotec. Please contact me if you can help me counting up from that limit.

List of numbers in Choapan Zapotec

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

  • 1) tu
  • 2) chopa
  • 3) tzona
  • 4) tapa
  • 5) ga’yo’
  • 6) xopa
  • 7) gadyi
  • 8) xuna’
  • 9) ga
  • 10) chi
  • 11) chiptu
  • 12) chipchopa
  • 13) chi’nnu
  • 14) chi’da’
  • 15) chi’no’
  • 16) chi’no’ be tu
  • 17) chi’no’ be chopa
  • 18) chi’no be tzona
  • 19) tu galo
  • 20) galo
  • 30) galo be chi
  • 40) chopa galo
  • 50) chopa galo chi
  • 60) tzona galo
  • 70) tzona galo chi
  • 80) tapa galo
  • 90) tapa galo chi
  • 100) tu gayua

Numbers in Choapan Zapotec: Choapan Zapotec numbering rules

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

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

  • Digits from one to nine are specific words: tu [1], chopa [2], tzona [3], tapa [4], ga’yo’ [5], xopa [6], gadyi [7], xuna’ [8], and ga [9].
  • The word for ten is chi. Numbers from eleven to nineteen are quite irregular, namely: chiptu [11] (contraction of chi be tu, 10+1), chipchopa [12] (contraction of chi be chopa, 10+2), chi’nnu [13], chi’da’ [14], chi’no’ [15], chi’no’ be tu [16] (15+1), chi’no’ be chopa [17] (15+2), chi’no be tzona [18] (15+1), and tu galo [19] (20-1).
  • Choapan Zapotec uses the vigesimal system, hence the tens are formed on the words for ten and twenty, namely: chi [10], galo [20], galo be chi [30] (20+10), chopa galo [40] (2*20), chopa galo chi [50] (2*20 + 10), tzona galo [60] (3*20), tzona galo chi [70] (3*20 + 10), tapa galo [80] (4*20), and tapa galo chi [90] (4*20 + 10).
  • When composed, numbers from twenty-one to twenty-nine are formed by saying the word for twenty (galo), then the word be (plus) and the digit (e.g.: galo be tu [21], galo be ga’yo’ [25]). From thirty-one to ninety-nine, the word be disappears (e.g.: galo be chi xopa [36], tzona galo tzona [63]).
  • Hundreds are formed by saying the multiplier digit before the word for hundred (gayua): tu gayua [100], chopa gayua [200], tzona gayua [300]…
  • Gramática popular del zapoteco de Comaltepec, Choapam, Oaxaca, by Hilario Lyman Boulden (.pdf in Spanish)
  • Numbers in different languages