Numbers in Tehuelche

How to count in Tehuelche (Patagón), a Chonan language spoken in Tierra del Fuego in Chile.

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Numeral Cardinal
1 čočeʔ
2 xawke, xa:uke (m)
xaone, xa:one (f), waʔme
3 qa:š (m), qa:šn (f)
4 qa:ge
5 qt’en
6 wenaqa:š
7 qo:ke
8 po:š
9 xamaqt’en
10 oqaken
11 čoče-kawr
12 waʔme-kawr
13 qa:š-kawr
14 qa:ge-kawr
15 qt’en-kawr
16 wenaqa:š-kawr
17 qo:ke-kawr
18 po:š-kawr
19 xamaqt’en-kawr
20 waʔm-on oqaken
21 waʔm-on oqaken čoče-kawr
22 waʔm-on oqaken waʔme-kawr
23 waʔm-on oqaken qa:š-kawr
24 waʔm-on oqaken qa:ge-kawr
25 waʔm-on oqaken qt’en-kawr
26 waʔm-on oqaken wenaqa:š-kawr
27 waʔm-on oqaken qo:ke-kawr
28 waʔm-on oqaken po:š-kawr
29 waʔm-on oqaken xamaqt’en-kawr
30 qa:š-n oqaken
40 qa:ge-n oqaken
50 kt’en-n oqaken
60 wenaqa:š-n oqaken
70 qo:ke-n oqaken
80 po:š-n oqaken
90 xamaqt’en-n oqaken
100 pataq’
200 waʔme-k’o pataq’
300 qa:š-k’o pataq’
400 qa:ge-k’o pataq’
500 qa:š-k’o pataq’
600 wenaqa:š-k’o pataq’
700 qo:k-k’o pataq’
800 po:š-k’o pataq’
900 xamaqt’en-k’o pataq’
1,000 warenk’
2,000 waʔme-k’o warenk’
3,000 qa:š-k’o warenk’
4,000 qa:ge-k’o warenk’
5,000 qa:š-k’o warenk’
6,000 wenaqa:š-k’o warenk’
7,000 qo:k-k’o warenk’
8,000 po:š-k’o warenk’
9,000 xamaqt’en-k’o warenk’


(m) masculine (f) feminine

Tehuelche has a decimal system. There are masculine and feminine forms for 2 and 3, and two options for number 2: the masculine form xawke or xa:uke;, and the feminine form xaone or xa:one. Numbers ‘hundred’ and thousand are loanwords from the Mapudungun (Mapuche) language.


Information about Tehuelche numerals

Compiled by Wolfgang Kuhl

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Some numbers provided by Stephen Dalphin

Information about counting in Tehuelche

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