Numbers in Hupa

Learn numbers in Hupa

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

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 Hupa?

Hupa (Na:tinixwe Mixine:whe’, or language of the Hoopa Valley people) is a Pacific Coast Athapaskan language from the Na-Dené language family. Spoken in the Hoopa Valley in California, it is nearly extinct as it counts 8 speakers, even if some language revitalization is in progress.Due to lack of data, we can only count accurately up to 1,000 in Hupa. Please contact me if you can help me counting up from that limit.

List of numbers in Hupa

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

  • 1) ła’
  • 2) nahx
  • 3) ta:q’
  • 4) dink’
  • 5) chwola’
  • 6) xosta:n
  • 7) xohk’it
  • 8) ke:nim
  • 9) miq’os-t’aw
  • 10) minłung
  • 11) minłung-miwah-na:ła’
  • 12) minłung-miwah-na:nahx
  • 13) minłung-miwah-na:ta:q’
  • 14) minłung-miwah-na:dink’
  • 15) minłung-miwah-na:chwola’
  • 16) minłung-miwah-na:xosta:n
  • 17) minłung-miwah-na:xohk’it
  • 18) minłung-miwah-na:ke:nim
  • 19) minłung-miwah-na:miq’os-t’aw
  • 20) nahdiminłung
  • 30) ta:q’idiminłung
  • 40) dink’idiminłung
  • 50) chwola’diminłung
  • 60) xosta:ndiminłung
  • 70) xohk’e:diminłung
  • 80) ke:nimdiminłung
  • 90) miq’ost’ahdiminłung
  • 100) ła’-dikin
  • 1,000) minłun-dikin

Numbers in Hupa: Hupa numbering rules

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

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

  • Digits from one to nine are specific words, namely ła’ [1], nahx [2], ta:q’ [3], dink’ [4], chwola’ [5], xosta:n [6], xohk’it [7], ke:nim [8], and miq’os-t’aw [9].
  • Tens are formed by setting the multiplier digit, then a short form of the word ding (times) and the word for ten (minłung), except for ten itself: minłung [10], nahdiminłung [20] (2*10), ta:q’idiminłung [30] (3*10), dink’idiminłung [40], chwola’diminłung [50], xosta:ndiminłung [60], xohk’e:diminłung [70], ke:nimdiminłung [80], and miq’ost’ahdiminłung [90].
  • Compound numbers are formed by saying the ten, then the expression -miwah-na: (miwah meaning at the edge of it, bordering it, beside it, (lying) next to it), and the unit (e.g.: minłung-miwah-na:ta:q’ [13], nahdiminłung-miwah-na:nahx [22]).
  • Hundreds are formed by setting the multiplier digit before the word for hundred (dikin) linked with a hyphen: ła’-dikin [100], nahx-dikin [200], ta:q’i-dikin [300], dink’i-dikin [400], chwola’-dikin [500], xosta:n-dikin [600], xohk’e-dikin [700], ke:nim-dikin [800], and miq’ost’ah-dikin [900].
  • One thousand is formed as ten hundreds: minłun-dikin [1,000].
  • Hupa Language Dictionary and Texts
  • Hupa Language Dictionary (Second Edition), by Victor Golla, 1996 (pdf)
  • Now You’re Speaking Hupa, by Victor Golla, 1994 (pdf)
  • Numbers in different languages