Language name and locationː Nisenan, California state, USA [Refer to Ethnologue]

言名称和分布地区尼塞南语, 美国西部加利福尼亚州中部地区


1. wyttee

2. peen

3. sap’yj

4. cyyj

5. maawyk

6. tymbo

7. top’yj

8. peencyyj (2 x 4)

9. peli’o

10. maacam

11. maacam na wyttee (lit. 10 and 1 or 10+1; 'na' = +/and)

12. maacam na peen (etc. for 13 and up)

20. peenmaacam (lit. 2 10 or 2x10)

30. sap'yjmaacam (etc. for 40 and up)

100. maawykhaapa


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: Nisenan (or alternatively, Neeshenam, Nishinam, Pujuni, or Wapumni) is a nearly extinct Maiduan language spoken by the Nisenan people of central California in the foothills of the Sierras, in the whole of the American, Bear and Yuba river drainages.
Ethnologue states that there is only one speaker left. However, it is believed that there are a few other speakers left, although the number is not known. Most speakers also speak one or more of the different dialects.
There has recently been a small effort at language revival. Most notably the release of the "Nisenan Workbook" (three volumes so far) put out by Alan Wallace, which can be found at the California State Indian Museum in Sacramento and the Maidu Interpretive Center in Roseville.
As the Nisenan (like many of the Natives of central California) were not a unified nation but a collection of independent tribes which are grouped together primarily on linguistic similarity, there were many dialects to varying degrees of variation. This has led to some degree of inconsistency in the available linguistic data, primarily in regard to the phonemes.

Nisenan has a decimal system.

Note: Due to dialectal variation from tribe to tribe, some sources may have different words. These are taken from the Nisenan Workbooks.