Numbers in Ch’ol

How to count in Ch’ol (Lakty’añ), a Cholan Mayan language spoken in Chiapas in southern Mexico.

Ch’ol numbers change depending on what you are counting. The numbers 1-11 have the following roots: 1 jun, 2 cha’, 3 ux, 4 chän, 5 jo’, 6 wäc, 7 wuc, 8 waxäc, 9 bolon, 10 lujun, and 11 junlujun. Classifiers are added to these roots. For example, junlijc = 1 piece of fabric, cha’lujt = 2 ears of corn, uxp’al = 3 words, chäntyejc = 4 trees, jo’ts’ijt = 5 pens.

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Numeral Cardinal numbers Ordinal numbers
1 junp’ej ñaxañ
2 cha’p’ej i-cha’p’ej-lel
3 uxp’ej y-uxp’ej-lel
4 chänp’ej i-chämp’ej-lel
5 jo’p’ej
6 wäcp’ej
7 wucp’ej
8 waxäcp’ej
9 bolomp’ej
10 lujump’ej
11 junlujump’ej
12 lajchämp’ej
13 uxlujump’ej
14 chänlujump’ej
15 jo’lujump’ej
16 wäclujump’ej
17 wuclujump’ej
18 waxäclujump’ej
19 bolonlujump’ej
20 junk’al
21 jump’ej i chaäcäal
22 cha’p’ej i chaäcäal
23 uxp’ej i chaäcäal
24 chänp’ej i chaäcäal
25 jo’p’ej i chaäcäal
26 wäcp’ej i chaäcäal
27 wucp’ej i chaäcäal
28 waxäcp’ej i chaäcäal
29 bolomp’ej i chaäcäal
30 lujump’ej i cha’c’al
40 cha’c’al
50 lujump’ej i yuxc’al
60 uxc’al
70 lujump’ej i chänc’al
80 chänc’al
90 lujump’ej i jo’c’al
100 jo’c’al
200 lujunc’al
300 jo’lujunc’al
400 jumbasc’
500 jumbasc’ yic’ot jo’c’al
600 lujunc’al i cha’bajc’
700 jo’lujunc’al i cha’bajc’
800 cha’bajc’
900 jo’c’al i yuxbajc’
1 000 lujunc’al i yuxbajc’
1 200 yuxbajc’
2 000 jo’bajc’
8 000 junpic

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Hear some numbers in Ch’ol:


Information about Ch’ol | Numbers | Tower of Babel

Numbers in Mayan languages

Achi, Akatek, Awakatek, Ch’ol, Chorti, Chuj, Huasteco, Jakaltek, Kaqchikel, Mam, Poqomam, Poqomchiʼ, Q'anjob'al, Q'eqchi', Sakpulktek, Tektitek, Tzeltal, Tzotzil, Yucatec Maya

Numbers in other languages

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