Language name and locationː Karankawa, Texas state, USA [Refer to Ethnologue]

言名称和分布地区卡兰卡瓦语, 美国中南部得克萨斯州沿岸地区


1. nā’tsa

2. haíkia

3. kaχáyi

4. háyo hákn

5. nā’tsa béhema

6. háyo haíkia

7. haíkia nā’tsa  

8. haíkia béhema ajtê    

9. haíkia dó-atn  

10. dó-atn hábe  


Linguist providing data and dateː Mr. Mark Rosenfelder, The Author of the website "Numbers from 1 to 10 in over 5000 languages", Chicago, USA, October 7 2023.

提供资的语言: Mr. Mark Rosenfelder, 2023 年 10 月 7 日.


Other comments: Karankawa /kəˈræŋkəwə/ is the extinct, unclassified language of the Texas coast, where the Karankawa people migrated between the mainland and the barrier islands. It was not closely related to other known languages in the area, many of which are also poorly attested, and may have been a language isolate. A couple hundred words are preserved, collected in 1698, 1720, and 1828; in the 1880s, three lists were collected from non-Karankawa who knew some words.
Karankawa has sometimes been included with neighboring languages in a Coahuiltecan family, but that is now thought to be spurious.

Karankawa has only recorded traditional numerals from 1 to 10 years ago, not sure if they were used a traditional decimal or vigesimal system before, New data for numbers after ten is required.