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

言名称和分布地区瓦波语, 美国加利福利亚州索诺玛县亚历山大谷地区


1. báwe

2. hóp

3. hobók

4. óla

5. gáda

6. baténawk

7. hopídenaw

8. hopíhan

9. bá:lak

10. maháyš


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: Wappo is an extinct language that was spoken by the Wappo tribe, Native Americans who lived in what is now known as the Alexander Valley north of San Francisco. The last fluent speaker, Laura Fish Somersal, died in 1990. The loss of this language is attributed to the general use of English in schools and workplaces.
Wappo is generally believed to be distantly related to the Yuki language. It is distinguished by influence of Pomoan languages.

According to Somersal, the English name for the people and language is derived from the Spanish word guapo, meaning "handsome" or "brave".  The people called themselves Micewal. The Pomoan exonym, or name for them, was Ashochimi ("northerners").

Paul Radin published the first texts on Wappo grammar in the 1920s. Jesse O. Sawyer published English-Wappo Vocabulary in 1965 and continued to study Wappo grammar throughout his life. Other linguists who have contributed to the study of Wappo include William E. Elmendorf, Alice Shepherd, Sandra Thompson, Joseph Sung-Yul Park, and Charles N. Li.

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