Numbers in Isthmus Zapotec

Learn numbers in Isthmus Zapotec

Knowing numbers in Isthmus Zapotec is probably one of the most useful things you can learn to say, write and understand in Isthmus Zapotec. Learning to count in Isthmus 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 Isthmus 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 Isthmus 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 Isthmus Zapotec?

Isthmus Zapotec (diidxazá) is a Zapotecan language from the Oto-Manguean languages family spoken in Tehuantepec and Juchitán de Zaragoza, in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, by about 85,000 speakers.Due to lack of data, we can only count accurately up to 9,999 in Isthmus Zapotec. Please contact me if you can help me counting up from that limit.

List of numbers in Isthmus Zapotec

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

  • 1) tobi
  • 2) chupa
  • 3) chonna
  • 4) tapa
  • 5) gaayu’
  • 6) xhoopa’
  • 7) gadxe
  • 8) xhono
  • 9) ga’
  • 10) chii
  • 11) chii ne tobi
  • 12) chii ne chupa
  • 13) chii ne chonna
  • 14) chii ne tapa
  • 15) chii ne gaayu’
  • 16) chii ne xhoopa’
  • 17) chii ne gadxe
  • 18) chii ne xhono
  • 19) chii ne ga’
  • 20) gande
  • 30) gande chii
  • 40) chupa late gande
  • 50) chupa late gande chii
  • 60) chonna late gande
  • 70) chonna late gande chii
  • 80) tapa late gande
  • 90) tapa late gande chii
  • 100) ti gayuaa
  • 1,000) ti mil

Numbers in Isthmus Zapotec: Isthmus Zapotec numbering rules

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

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

  • Digits from one to nine are specific words: tobi [1], chupa [2], chonna [3], tapa [4], gaayu’ [5], xhoopa’ [6], gadxe [7], xhono [8], and ga’ [9].
  • Isthmus Zapotec uses the vigesimal system, hence the tens are formed on the words for ten and twenty, namely: chii [10], gande [20], gande chii [30] (20+10), chupa late gande [40] (2*20), chupa late gande chii [50] (2*20 + 10), chonna late gande [60] (3*20), chonna late gande chii [70] (3*20 + 10), tapa late gande [80] (4*20), and tapa late gande chii [90] (4*20 + 10).
  • When composed with a digit, numbers from eleven to ninety-nine are formed by saying the ten, then the word ne (and), and the digit (e.g.: gande ne gaayu’ [25], chupa late gande chii ne gadxe [57]).
  • Hundreds are formed by saying the multiplier digit before the word for hundred (gayuaa): ti gayuaa [100] (note the use of another form of the digit one, tobi), chupa gayuaa [200], chonna gayuaa [300]… We can note here again the vigesimal system in use: as gayuaa is formed on gaayu’ (five), it can be read as the contraction of five times twenty.
  • The word for thousand is borrowed from Spanish (mil). Thousands are formed the same way as hundreds: ti mil [1,000], chupa mil [2,000], chonna mil [3,000]… The conjunction ne is set when the unit directly follows the thousand (e.g.: chupa mil ne tapa [2,004]).
  • Gramática popular del zapoteco del Istmo, by Velma B. Pickett, Cheryl Black, and Vicente Marcial Cerqueda (.pdf in Spanish)
  • Numbers in different languages