Chuvash numerals

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Chuvash numerals.

Chuvash numerals is an ancient numeral system from the Old Turkic script the Chuvash people used. (Modern Chuvash use Hindu-Arabic numerals.)

Those numerals originate from finger numeration. They look like Roman numerals, but larger numerals stay at the right side. It was possible to carve those numerals on wood. In some cases numerals were preserved until the beginning of 20th century.[1][2]

Numeral Chuvash numeral
1 I
5 /
10 X
50 (upside down) 𐠂
100 𐠀
500 𐠁
1000

Examples[edit]

Hindu-Arabic Chuvash
2 II
4 IIII
6 I/
19 IIII/X
32 IIXXX
47 II/XXXX

References[edit]

  1. ^ сентября», Федотова Людмила Аркадьевна, Флегентова Апполинария Алексеевна, Издательский дом «Первое. "Интегрированный урок на тему "Чувашские числовые знаки". 5-й класс". festival.1september.ru. Retrieved 2016-06-17. 
  2. ^ Nikiforova, Ludmila. "Chuvashskaya pismennost".