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Query: Nahuatl numbers



The number system in Nahuatl is vigesimil, so it goes up by twenties rather than by tens, as in the European system.

The term for twenties is pohualli, for four-hundreds is tzontli, and for eight-thousands is xiquipilli, reading my copy of Molina.  But is there a term for the one hundred sixty-thousands (that is, twenty times eight thousand)?


J. F. Schwaller