Numbers in Lachixío Zapotec

Learn numbers in Lachixío Zapotec

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

Lachixío Zapotec is a Zapotecan language from the Oto-Manguean languages family spoken in West Oaxaca, east Sola de Vega, Santa Marma María Lachixío and San Vicente Lachixío towns, in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, by about 6,500 speakers.Due to lack of data, we can only count accurately up to 999 in Lachixío Zapotec. Please contact me if you can help me counting up from that limit.

List of numbers in Lachixío Zapotec

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

  • 1) tucu
  • 2) chiucu
  • 3) chuna
  • 4) tacu
  • 5) ayu’
  • 6) xu’cu
  • 7) achi
  • 8) xunu
  • 9) quie’
  • 10) chi’i
  • 11) chi’i tucu
  • 12) chi’i chiucu
  • 13) chi’i chuna
  • 14) chi’i tacu
  • 15) chi’i ayu’
  • 16) chi’i xu’cu
  • 17) chi’i achi
  • 18) chi’i xunu
  • 19) chi’i quie’
  • 20) ala
  • 30) ala llichi’i
  • 40) chiu’a
  • 50) chiu’a nu’ chi’i
  • 60) ayuna
  • 70) ayuna nu’ chi’i
  • 80) tacu nu’ ala
  • 90) chuna ala lli chi’i
  • 100) tucu ayu’u

Numbers in Lachixío Zapotec: Lachixío Zapotec numbering rules

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

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

  • Digits from one to nine are specific words: tucu [1], chiucu [2], chuna [3], tacu [4], ayu’ [5], xu’cu [6], achi [7], xunu [8], and quie’ [9].
  • Lachixío Zapotec uses the vigesimal system, hence the tens are formed on the words for ten and twenty, namely: chi’i [10], ala [20], ala llichi’i [30] (20+10), chiu’a [40], chiu’a nu’ chi’i [50] (40+10), ayuna [60], ayuna nu’ chi’i [70] (60+10), tacu nu’ ala [80] (4*20), and chuna ala lli chi’i [90] (3 * (20+10)).
  • When composed with a digit, numbers from eleven to ninety-nine are formed by saying the ten then the digit separated with a space (e.g.: ala ayu’ [25], chiu’a nu’ chi’i achi [57]).
  • Hundreds are formed by saying the multiplier digit before the word for hundred (ayu’u): tucu ayu’u [100], chiucu ayu’u [200], chuna ayu’u [300]… We can note here again the vigesimal system in use: as ayu’u is formed on ayu’ (five), it can be read as the contraction of five times twenty.
  • Gramática de zapoteco de Lachixío, by David D. Persons, Cheryl A. Black, and Jan A. Persons (.pdf in Spanish)
  • Numbers in different languages