Numbers in Cocama

Learn numbers in Cocama

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

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 Cocama?

Cocama (Kokáma), also known as cocama-cocamilla, is an indigenous language that belongs to the Tupian language family, and more precisely to the Tupi-guarani group. Spoken by the Cocamas people in western South America along the banks of the Northeastern lower Ucayali, lower Marañón, and Huallaga rivers and in neighboring areas of Brazil and an isolated area in Colombia, it counts about 2,000 speakers.Due to lack of data, we can only count accurately up to 9,999 in Cocama. Please contact me if you can help me counting up from that limit.

List of numbers in Cocama

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

  • 1) huepe
  • 2) mucuica
  • 3) mutsapɨrɨca
  • 4) iruaca
  • 5) pichca
  • 6) socta
  • 7) cansi
  • 8) pusa
  • 9) iscun
  • 10) chunga
  • 11) chunga huepe
  • 12) chunga mucuica
  • 13) chunga mutsapɨrɨca
  • 14) chunga iruaca
  • 15) chunga pichca
  • 16) chunga socta
  • 17) chunga cansi
  • 18) chunga pusa
  • 19) chunga iscun
  • 20) mucuica chunga
  • 30) mutsapɨrɨca chunga
  • 40) iruaca chunga
  • 50) pichca chunga
  • 60) socta chunga
  • 70) cansi chunga
  • 80) pusa chunga
  • 90) iscun chunga
  • 100) pacha
  • 1,000) huaranga

Numbers in Cocama: Cocama numbering rules

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

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

  • Digits from one to nine are specific words: huepe [1], mucuica [2], mutsapɨrɨca [3], iruaca [4], pichca [5], socta [6], cansi [7], pusa [8], and iscun [9].
  • Tens are formed by stating the multiplier unit before the word for ten (chunga), except for ten itself: chunga [10], mucuica chunga [20], mutsapɨrɨca chunga [30], iruaca chunga [40], pichca chunga [50], socta chunga [60], cansi chunga [70], pusa chunga [80], and iscun chunga [90].
  • Compound numbers are formed by stating the ten, then the unit digit separated with a space (e.g.: chunga huepe [11], pichca chunga socta [56]).
  • Hundreds are formed by stating the multiplier digit before the word for hundred (pacha), except for one hundred: pacha [100], mucuica pacha [200], mutsapɨrɨca pacha [300], iruaca pacha [400], pichca pacha [500], socta pacha [600], cansi pacha [700], pusa pacha [800], and iscun pacha [900].
  • Thousands are formed by stating the multiplier digit before the word for thousand (huaranga), except for one thousand: huaranga [1,000], mucuica huaranga [2,000], mutsapɨrɨca huaranga [3,000], iruaca huaranga [4,000], pichca huaranga [5,000], socta huaranga [6,000], cansi huaranga [7,000], pusa huaranga [8,000], and iscun huaranga [9,000].
  • Gramática Cocama: Lecciones para el aprendizaje del idioma cocama, by Norma Faust A. (pdf, in Spanish)
  • Cocamas, Indigenous people of Brasil
  • Numbers in different languages