Numbers in Mazahua

Learn numbers in Mazahua

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

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 Mazahua?

Mazahua (Jñatrjo in Central Mazahua, Jñatjo in Michoacán Mazahua) is an Otomian language that belongs to the Oto-Manguean language family. Spoken by the Mazahua people in the central state of Mexico, the Mazahua language counts about 116,000 speakers. Mazahua is a tonal language with three tones (high, low, and falling), and a very large number of phonemes, about sixty, hence twice more as English for instance, forty-five consonants and fifteen vowels. The Mazahua language counts two varieties: Central Mazahua, which includes the dialects of Atlacomulco-Temascalcingo, San Miguel Tenoxtitlán and Santa María Citendejé-Banos, and Michoacán Mazahua, or Toluca Mazahua.Due to lack of data, we can only count accurately up to 1,000 in Mazahua. Please contact me if you can help me counting up from that limit.

List of numbers in Mazahua

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

  • 1) d’aja
  • 2) yeje
  • 3) jñii
  • 4) nziyo
  • 5) ts’ich’a
  • 6) ñanto
  • 7) yencho
  • 8) jñincho
  • 9) nzincho
  • 10) dyecha
  • 11) dyecha d’aja
  • 12) dyecha yeje
  • 13) dyecha jñii
  • 14) dyecha nziyo
  • 15) dyecha ts’ich’a
  • 16) dyecha ñanto
  • 17) dyecha yencho
  • 18) dyecha jñincho
  • 19) dyecha nzincho
  • 20) dyote
  • 30) jñite
  • 40) nzite
  • 50) ts’ite
  • 60) ñante
  • 70) yente
  • 80) jñinte
  • 90) nzinte
  • 100) dyete
  • 1,000) dyedyete

Numbers in Mazahua: Mazahua numbering rules

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

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

  • Digits from zero to nine are rendered by specific words: dya kjaa [0], d’aja [1], yeje [2], jñii [3], nziyo [4], ts’ich’a [5], ñanto [6], yencho [7], jñincho [8], and nzincho [9].
  • Tens are formed on their multiplier unit, except for ten and twenty: dyecha [10], dyote [20], jñite [30], nzite [40], ts’ite [50], ñante [60], yente [70], jñinte [80], and nzinte [90].
  • Compound numbers are formed starting with the ten, followed by the unit separated with a space (e.g.: ts’ite nziyo [54], jñinte jñii [83]).
  • Hundreds are formed starting with the multiplier unit, followed by the word for hundred (dyete), separated with a space, except for one hundred: dyete [100], yeje dyete [200], jñii dyete [300], nziyo dyete [400], ts’ich’a dyete [500], ñanto dyete [600], yencho dyete [700], jñincho dyete [800], and nzincho dyete [900].
  • The word for thousand is dyedyete [1,000], which means 10 times 100.
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