Numbers in Mapudungun

Learn numbers in Mapudungun

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

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 Mapudungun?

The Mapudungun language (Mapuzugun), also known as Mapudungu, Mapuche, or Araucanian, belongs to the Araucanian family of the South American Indian languages family, while being sometimes considered as a language isolate too. Spoken in south-central Chile and west central Argentina by the Mapuche people, it counts about 200,000 speakers.Due to lack of data, we can only count accurately up to 9,999 in Mapudungun. Please contact me if you can help me counting up from that limit.

List of numbers in Mapudungun

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

  • 1) kiñe
  • 2) epu
  • 3) küla
  • 4) meli
  • 5) kechu
  • 6) kayu
  • 7) reqle
  • 8) pura
  • 9) aylla
  • 10) mari
  • 11) mari kiñe
  • 12) mari epu
  • 13) mari küla
  • 14) mari meli
  • 15) mari kechu
  • 16) mari kayu
  • 17) mari reqle
  • 18) mari pura
  • 19) mari aylla
  • 20) epu mari
  • 30) küla mari
  • 40) meli mari
  • 50) kechu mari
  • 60) kayu mari
  • 70) reqle mari
  • 80) pura mari
  • 90) aylla mari
  • 100) kiñe pataka
  • 1,000) kiñe warangka

Numbers in Mapudungun: Mapudungun numbering rules

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

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

  • Digits from zero to nine are specific words, namely sero [0], kiñe [1], epu [2], küla [3], meli [4], kechu [5], kayu [6], reqle [7], pura [8], and aylla [9].
  • The tens are built by putting the ten multiplier digit before the word for ten (mari), except for ten itself: mari [10], epu mari [20], küla mari [30], meli mari [40], kechu mari [50]…
  • The compound numbers are built by following the ten by the unit, separated with a space (e.g.: küla mari kechu [35], reqle mari pura [78]).
  • The word for hundred is pataka, one thousand is warangka: both are loan words from Quechua. Compound numbers with hundreds and thousands are built by setting the multiplier, then a space and the scale name, but can be omitted when the multiplier is one (e.g.: (kiñe) pataka [100], epu pataka [200], (kiñe) warangka [1,000], epu warangka mari [2,010]).
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