Numbers in Tlingit

How to count in Tlingit (Lingít), a Na-Déné language spoken in Alaska in the USA, and in British Colombia in Canada.

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Numeral Cardinal numbers Personal numbers
1 tłéix’ tłéináx̱
2 déix̱ dáx̱náx̱
3 nás’k nás’gináx̱
4 daax’oon daax’oonínáx̱
5 keijín (1 hand) keijínináx̱
6 tleidooshú (runs up on 1) tleidooshóonáx̱
7 dax̱adooshú (runs up on 2) dax̱adooshóonáx̱
8 nas’gadooshú (runs up on 3) nas’gadooshóonáx̱
9 gooshúḵ (smiling at the thumb) gooshúɢ̱unáx̱
10 jinkaat (2 hands) jinkaadináx̱
11 jinkaat ḵa tléix' jinkaat ḵa tłéináx̱
12 jinkaat ḵa déix̱ jinkaat ḵa dáx̱náx̱
13 jinkaat ḵa nás’k jinkaat ḵa nás’gináx̱
14 jinkaat ḵa daax’oon jinkaat ḵa daax’oonínáx̱
15 jinkaat ḵa keijín jinkaat ḵa keijínináx̱
16 jinkaat ḵa tleidooshú jinkaat ḵa tleidooshóonáx̱
17 jinkaat ḵa dax̱adooshú jinkaat dax̱adooshóonáx̱
18 jinkaat ḵa nas’gadooshú jinkaat ḵa nas’gadooshóonáx̱
19 jinkaat ḵa gooshúḵ jinkaat ḵa gooshúɢ̱unáx̱
20 tleiḵáa tleiḵáanáx̱
21 tleiḵáa ḵa tléix' tleiḵáa ḵa tléináx̱
22 tleiḵáa ḵa déix̱  
23 tleiḵáa ḵa nás’k  
24 tleiḵáa ḵa daax’oon  
25 tleiḵáa ḵa keijín  
26 tleiḵáa ḵa tleidooshú  
27 tleiḵáa ḵa dax̱adooshú  
28 tleiḵáa ḵa nas’gadooshú  
29 tleiḵáa ḵa gooshúḵ  
30 nás’k jinkaat  
40 daax’oon jinkaat  
50 keijín jinkaat  
60 tleidooshú jinkaat  
70 dax̱adooshú jinkaat  
80 nas’gadooshú jinkaat  
90 gooshúḵ jinkaat  
100 tłéix’ hándit  

The personal numbers are used when counting people, e.g. tłéináx̱ = one person, dáx̱náx̱ = two person

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Information about Tlingit numerals

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