Numbers in Southern Quechua

Learn numbers in Southern Quechua

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

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 Southern Quechua?

The Southern Quechua language (Urin qichwa), or Quechua II-C, belongs to the Quechuan language family, and more specifically to its Quechua II branch. It is spoken in regions of the Andes south of a line roughly east–west between the cities of Huancayo and Huancavelica in central Peru, including the dialects spoken in the regions of Ayacucho, Cusco (the old Inca capital) and Puno in Peru, in much of Bolivia and parts of north-west Argentina. Southern Quechua counts about 6.9 million speakers.

List of numbers in Southern Quechua

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

  • 1) huk
  • 2) iskay
  • 3) kimsa
  • 4) tawa
  • 5) pichqa
  • 6) suqta
  • 7) qanchis
  • 8) pusaq
  • 9) isqun
  • 10) chunka
  • 11) chunka hukniyuq
  • 12) chunka iskayniyuq
  • 13) chunka kimsayuq
  • 14) chunka tawayuq
  • 15) chunka pichqayuq
  • 16) chunka suqtayuq
  • 17) chunka qanchisniyuq
  • 18) chunka pusaqniyuq
  • 19) chunka isqunniyuq
  • 20) iskay chunka
  • 30) kimsa chunka
  • 40) tawa chunka
  • 50) pichqa chunka
  • 60) suqta chunka
  • 70) qanchis chunka
  • 80) pusaq chunka
  • 90) isqun chunka
  • 100) pachak
  • 1,000) waranqa
  • one million) hunu
  • one billion) lluna

Numbers in Southern Quechua: Southern Quechua numbering rules

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

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

  • Digits from zero to nine are rendered by specific words, namely: ch’usaq [0], huk [1], iskay [2], kimsa [3], tawa [4], pichqa [5], suqta [6], qanchis [7], pusaq [8], and isqun [9].
  • Tens are formed starting with the multiplier digit, followed by the word for ten (chunka) separated with a space, except for ten itself: chunka [10], iskay chunka [20], kimsa chunka [30], tawa chunka [40], pichqa chunka [50], suqta chunka [60], qanchis chunka [70], pusaq chunka [80], and isqun [90].
  • Compound numbers are formed starting with the ten, then the unit separated with a space, suffixed by the particule -yuq (meaning with), sometimes preceded by the particule -ni-. The particule -ni- is a euphonic particle interspersed before the final particle -yuq to facilitate pronunciation. It can be found after every compound digit that is not ending in -a (e.g.: chunka qanchisniyuq [17], pichqa chunka pusaqniyuq [58]), or after a compound ten (e.g.: pachak iskay chunkayuq [120]).
  • Hundreds are formed starting with the multiplier digit, followed by the word for hundred (pachak) separated with a space, except for one hundred: pachak [100], iskay pachak [200], kimsa pachak [300], tawa pachak [400], pichqa pachak [500], suqta pachak [600], qanchis pachak [700], pusaq pachak [800], and isqun [900].
  • Thousands are formed starting with the multiplier digit, followed by the word for thousand (waranqa) separated with a space, except for one thousand: waranqa [1,000], iskay waranqa [2,000], kimsa waranqa [3,000], tawa waranqa [4,000], pichqa waranqa [5,000], suqta waranqa [6,000], qanchis waranqa [7,000], pusaq waranqa [8,000], and isqun [9,000].
  • Higher scale numbers are hunu [1 million], and lluna [1 billion].
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