Nuu-Chah-Nulth numbers

How to count in Nuu-Chah-Nulth (Nuučaan̓uł), a southern Wakashan language spoken in British Columbia in Canada. It is also known as Nootka. These numbers are in the Nuchatlaht dialect of Nuu-Chah-Nulth.

Numbers take different suffixes and in some cases, different forms, depending on what you are counting. For example, 1 day = n̓upčiił, 2 days = ʔaƛačiił, 3 days = qacc̓ačił, 4 days = muučił, etc.

If any of the numbers are links, you can hear a recording by clicking on them. If you can provide recordings, please contact me.

Numeral Cardinal
1 c̓awaak
2 ʔaƛa
3 qacc̓a
4 muu
5 suč̓a
6 n̓upu
7 ʔaƛpu
8 ʔaƛakʷał
9 c̓awaakʷał, c̓awakʷał
10 ḥayu
11 ḥayuʔiš c̓awaak
12 ḥayuʔiš ʔaƛa
13 ḥayuʔiš qacc̓a
14 ḥayuʔiš muu
15 ḥayuʔiš suč̓a
16 ḥayuʔiš n̓upu
17 ḥayuʔiš ʔaƛpu
18 ḥayuʔiš ʔaƛakʷał
19 ḥayuʔiš c̓awaakʷał
20 caqiic
40 ʔaƛiiq
60 qacc̓iiq
80 muyiiq
100 suč̓iiq

Hear some numbers in Nuu-Chah-Nulth:

Sources:
https://quizlet.com/ca/278335395/nuu-chah-nulth-barkley-numbers-flash-cards/
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Category:Nootka_numerals

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Information about Nuu-Chah-Nulth | Numbers

Numbers in Wakashan languages

Ditidaht, Haisla, Heiltsuk, Kwak̓wala, Makah, Nuu-Chah-Nulth (Nootka)

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