Numbers in Kiliwa

Learn numbers in Kiliwa

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

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 Kiliwa?

Kiliwa (K’olew Ñaja’) is a Yuman language of the Hokan languages family. Spoken in the mexican state of Baja California by the Kiliwa people, it counts about 30 speakers.Due to lack of data, we can only count accurately up to 10,000 in Kiliwa. Please contact me if you can help me counting up from that limit.

List of numbers in Kiliwa

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

  • 1) msig
  • 2) juwak
  • 3) jmi’k
  • 4) mnak
  • 5) salchipam
  • 6) msigl paayp
  • 7) juwakl paayp
  • 8) jmi’kl paayp
  • 9) msigl tmat
  • 10) chipam msig
  • 11) chipam msig, msig tmaljaa
  • 12) chipam msig, juwak tmaljaa
  • 13) chipam msig, jmi’k tmaljaa
  • 14) chipam msig, mnak tmaljaa
  • 15) chipam msig, salchipam tmaljaa
  • 16) chipam msig, msigl paayp tmaljaa
  • 17) chipam msig, juwakl paayp tmaljaa
  • 18) chipam msig, jmi’kl paayp tmaljaa
  • 19) chipam msig, msigl tmat tmaljaa
  • 20) chipam juwak
  • 30) chipam jmi’k
  • 40) chipam mnak
  • 50) chipam salchipam
  • 60) chipam msigl paayp
  • 70) chipam juwakl paayb
  • 80) chipam jmi’kl paayb
  • 90) chipam msigl tmat
  • 100) chipam msig u’ kun yuu chipam msig
  • 1,000) chipam msig u’ kuetet msig

Numbers in Kiliwa: Kiliwa numbering rules

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

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

  • Digits from one to nine are specific words and expressions: msig [1], juwak [2], jmi’k [3], mnak [4], salchipam [5], msigl paayp [6], juwakl paayp [7], jmi’kl paayp [8], and msigl tmat [9].
  • The tens are formed by stating the word for ten (chipam) followed by its multiplier digit: chipam msig [10], chipam juwak [20], chipam jmi’k [30], chipam mnak [40], chipam salchipam [50], chipam msigl paayp [60], chipam juwakl paayb [70], chipam jmi’kl paayp [80], and chipam msigl tmat [90]. A longer version of the tens names coexists from fifty and above: chipam msig u’ kun yuu salchipam [50], chipam msig u’ kun yuu msigl paayp [60], chipam msig u’ kun yuu juwakl paayb [70], chipam msig u’ kun yuu jmi’kl paayp [80], and chipam msig u’ kun yuu msigl tmat [90].
  • Compound numbers are formed by stating the ten, then the unit separated with a comma, and the word tmaljaa (e.g.: chipam msig, juwak tmaljaa [12], chipam mnak, juwakl paayp tmaljaa [47]).
  • The hundreds are formed by stating the expression chipam msig u’ kun yuu chipam before the multiplier digit: chipam msig u’ kun yuu chipam msig [100], chipam msig u’ kun yuu chipam juwak [200], chipam msig u’ kun yuu chipam jmi’k [300], chipam msig u’ kun yuu chipam mnak [400]…
  • The thousands are formed by stating the expression chipam msig u’ kuetet before the multiplier digit: chipam msig u’ kuetet msig [1,000], chipam msíg u’ kuetet juwak [2,000], chipam msig u’ kuetet jmi’k [3,000], chipam msig u’ kuetet mnak [4,000]… chipam msig u’ kuetet chipam msig [10,000]…
  • Practical dictionary of the Kiliwa language, by Arnulfo Estrada Ramírez and Leonor Farlow Espinoza (.pdf in Spanish)
  • Numbers in different languages