Mazatec numbers

How to count in Mazatec (En Ngixo), a group of closely-related Oto-Manguean languages spoken in the Mexican states of Oaxaca, Puebla and Veracruz. These numbers are in Mazateco de Chiquihuitlan de Juarez.

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Numeral Cardinal Ordinal
1 ngu tjun
2 jo má jo
3 jyan má jyan
4 ñuju má ñuju
5 hñú má hñú
6 jyun má jyun
7 yatu má yatu
8 jyin má jyin
9 ñaja má ñaja
10 má të
11 tengu  
12 tejo  
13 tejyan  
14 teñuju  
15 tyjuhun  
16 tyjuhunngu (15+1)  
17 tyjuhunjo (15+2)  
18 tyjuhunjyan (15+3)  
19 tyjuhunñuju (15+4)  
20 can  
21 can ngu  
22 can jo  
23 can jyan  
24 can ñuju  
25 can hñú  
26 can jyun  
27 can yatu  
28 can jyin  
29 can ñaja  
30 can të  
35 can tyjuhun (20+15)  
36 can tyjuhunngu (20+16)  
40 yachan (2x20)  
50 yachan të (2x20+10)  
55 yachan tyjuhun (2x20+15)  
60 jyanchan (3x20)  
70 jyanchan të (3x20+10)  
80 ñujuchan (4x20)  
90 ñujuchan të (4x20+10)  
96 ñujuchan tyjuhunngu (4x20+16)  
100 ngu cientu  
200 jo cientu  
245 jo cientu cojo yachan hñú  
300 jyan cientu  
400 ñuju cientu  
500 hñú cientu  
600 jyun cientu  
700 yatu cientu  
800 jyin cientu  
900 ñaja cientu  

Source: Carole VandenHoek de Jamieson. Gramatica Mazateca. Mazateco de Chiquihuitlan de Juarez. Instituto Ligüístico de Verano, México – 1988.

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