Ancient Chamorro numbers

Editor’s note: Permission to use from Dipåttamenton i Kaohao Guinahan Chamorro. Leblon Numiru, Government of Guam. Department of Education, Hagåtña, Guam.

NumbersChamorro
0tåya’1håcha2hugua
3tulu4fåtfat5lima
6gunom7fiti8guålo’
9sigua10månot11månot na gai hacha
12månot na gai hugua13månot na gai tulu14månot na gai fatfåt
15månot na gai lima16månot na gai gunom17månot na gai fiti
18månot na gai gualo’19månot na gai sigua20hugua na fulu
21hugua na fulu na gai hacha30tutu na fulu32tutu na fulu na gai hugua
40fåtfat na fulu43fåtfat na fulu na gai tulu50lima na fulu
54lima na fulu na gai fåtfat60gunom na fulu65gunom na fulu na gai lima
70fiti na fulu76fiti na fulu na gai gunom80guålo’ na fulu
87guålo’ na fulu na gai fiti90sigua na fulu98sigua na fulu na gai guålo’
99sigua na fulu na gai sigua100gåtos200hugua na gåtos
300tulu na gåtos400fåtfat na gåtos500lima na gåtos
600gunom na gåtos700fiti na gåtos800guålo’ na gåtos
900sigua na gåtos1,000chålan

Editor’s note: The following was adapted and reprinted, with permission from Cunningham, L. J. and J. J. Beaty. A History of Guam. Honolulu: Bess Press, 2001.

Ancient Chamorros had different numbering systems for animate and inanimate objects.

Numbers for animate [living] objects

NumbersChamorro
1maisa2hugua3tatu
4fatfat5lalima6guagunom
7fafiti8guagualo’9sasigua
10maonot11maonot na gai maisa12maonot na gai hugua
20hugua na fulu21hugua na fulu na gai maisa30tatu na fulu
40fatfat na fulu100gåtos200hugua na gåtos
1,000chålan2,000hugua na chålan10,000maonot na chålan

Numbers for inanimate objects

NumbersChamorro
1hachiyai2huguiyai3totguiyai or togiyai
4fatfatai5limiyai6gonmiyai
7fetguyai8guatguiyai9siguiyai
10manutai11manutai na gai hachiyai12manutai na gai huguiyai
20huguiyai na fulu21huguiyai na fulu na gai hachiyai30totguiyai na fulu
40fatfatai na fulu100gåtos200huguiyai na gåtos
1,000chålan2,000huguiyai na chålan10,000manutai na chålan

Contemporary Chamorro numbers

The contemporary Chamorro numbering system does not differentiate between animate and inanimate objects, and has been adapted from the Spanish language.

NumbersChamorro
1uno2dos3tres4kuatro5singko
6sais7siette8ocho9nuebi10dies
11onse12dosse13tresse14katotse15kinse
16disisais17disisiete18disiocho19disinuebi20bente