Base-2

Category
Nominal Categories - Numerals
Notes
At least some part of the system involves base-2

Languages

Language Feature Status Grammatical Notes Source Created By Etymology Notes General Notes Phylogenetic Code
Cahuilla no Jane Hill
Cupeño no Jane Hill
Luiseño no Jane Hill
Serrano no Jane Hill
Kitanemuk no Jane Hill
Kawaiisu no Jane Hill
Timbisha Jane Hill
Western Mono no Jane Hill
Chemehuevi Jane Hill
Southern Paiute no Jane Hill
Southern Ute no Jane Hill
Shoshone no Jane Hill
Comanche no Jane Hill
Idaho Shoshone no Jane Hill
Northern Paiute no Jane Hill
Gabrielino no Jane Hill
Achagua no Wilson & Levinsohn 1992 Ana Paula Brandao
Resígaro yes These seem to be the only etymologically-opaque numerals, other numerals are based on shortened forms of these two, with several different classifiers, "three" is "two-one." Allin, 1976: 203, 236 Aimee Lawrence
Bare no Aikhenvald, 1995: 21 Ana Paula Brandao
Warekena no It seems that "one" and "two" are the only numerals. Aikhenvald, 1998: 312 Ana Paula Brandao, Aimee Lawrence
Piapoco no Galindo, 2002: 190-191 Aimee Lawrence
Yukuna no Shauer & Shauer, 1978: 49-50 Aimee Lawrence
Yavitero no Yavitero only has native words up to two, it uses Spanish loans above two. Mosonyi, 1987: p. 78 Aimee Lawrence
Wapishana no Santos, 2006: 197-201 Ana Paula Brandao, Amanda Meeks
Wayuu no Captain, 2005 (numerals database) Aimee Lawrence
Tariana no "One," "two," "three" are all basic. Aikhenvald, 2003: 217 Aimee Lawrence
Apurinã yes Facundes, 2000: 359 Aimee Lawrence
Asheninka Apurucayali no Payne 1981; Payne 1982; Payne 1983 Amanda Meeks
Maipure no info Zamponi 2003:31-32, 46 Amanda Meeks
Yanesha' no info Duff-Tripp Daniel Valle
Kinikinau no info Daniel Valle
Baure no Danielsen 2007:158 Daniel Valle
Nanti no Michael, 2008. p. 311-312 Aimee Lawrence
Paresi no info Rowan 1978, Rowan and Burgess 1979, Brandão 2010 Daniel Valle
Palikur no Green and green 1972:66 Daniel Valle
Yine no Wise 1986:593 Daniel Smith
Añun yes Patte 1989 Daniel Smith
Bora yes Seifart - 2005:54-57 Amanda Meeks
Makiritare no info Hall 1988: 303; Escoriaza 1959:13 Melody Ann Ross, Amanda Meeks
Makushi no Carson 1982: 70 Melody Ann Ross
Eñepa no info Payne 2012:145-149 Daniel Smith
Pemon no de Armellada 1999: 66, 67 Shannon Dardis
Guna no Smith texts Daniel Smith
Naso no Quesada 2000 Daniel Smith
Ika no Frank 1990:27 Daniel Valle
Kogi no info Daniel Valle
Cabecar no Bertoglia 1983:4-5 Daniel Valle
Guaymí no Quesada 2008:91 Daniel Valle
Damana no Daniel Valle
Sikuani no Queixalós 1988 Daniel Smith
Macaguan no info Buenaventura - 1993 Amanda Meeks
Aguaruna no Overall 2007:163 Daniel Valle
Northern Emberá no Aguirre 1999:83 Daniel Valle Chamí
Waorani no info Daniel Valle
Ingá no Levinson 1974:40 Daniel Valle
Matses no info Daniel Valle
Mapudungun no Zúñiga 2006, p. 189 Daniel Valle
Páez no Jung:133 Daniel Valle
Quechua Ayacuchano no Parker 1965:35 Daniel Valle
Tikuna no info Daniel Valle
Urarina no Olawsky:277-8 Daniel Valle
Waunana no Loewen 1954:97-98 Daniel Valle
Andoke yes up to 4 Landaburu 1979: 137 Kelsey Neely
Puinave no info Mitz Perez, Daniel Valle
Central Aymara no Huayhua Pari 2001: 212 Shannon Dardis
Kakua no Bolaños fieldnotes Katherine Bolaños
Kaingang no info Goncalves 2011:294 Daniel Smith
Minica Witoto no info Minor and Minor 1982 Daniel Smith
Hup no Epps 2008 Pattie Epps
Nadëb/Roçado dialect no don't really know, Weir (1984:103-107) diff. 1, 2 and many/all, but also says there is ano word meaning 3…? Weir 1984:103-107 Katherine Bolaños
Dâw yes there os however a word for 'three', however this word is etymologically transparent in part. Part of it contains the totalizer marker wap. Martins 2004 Katherine Bolaños
Desano no Miller 1999, p. 46 Amanda Novak
Cubeo no Morse & Maxwell 1999 Amanda Novak pɨka 'two'(p74)
Kotiria no Stenzel 2004, p. 190 Amanda Novak
Makuna no Smothermon & Smothermon 1993, p.39 Chris Clack
Koreguaje no Cook & Criswell 1993, p.43 Chris Clack
Barasano no Jones & Jones 1991, p.60 Chris Clack hua 'two' is rarely marked as plural
Tanimuca no Strom 1992, p.50 Chris Clack -rã (dual)
Siona no Wheeler - 1970:79; Wheeler - 1987:119 Amanda Meeks
Tukano no West and Welch 2004: 64 Kelsey Neely
Yanomami no Mattei-Muller 2007 Kelsey Neely
Ninam no Migliazza 1972, IDS list Kelsey Neely
Sanumá no Migliazza 1972 Kelsey Neely
Surui no info Daniel Valle
Karitiana no Everett 2006:315-7 Daniel Valle
Nheengatu no Cruz 2011:262 Daniel Smith
Paraguayan Guaraní no Ayala 1996:103-4 Daniel Valle
Aché no info Daniel Valle
Kokama no Vallejos 2010:264 Daniel Smith
Nyangumarta yes done 1
Jingulu no info done x
Wambaya no done 0
Bunuba no done 0
Walmajarri yes Done-Claire 1
Nyulnyul no done? 0
Warrwa yes done 1
Worrorra no ms9.1 done 0
Garrwa yes 12 done 1
Gooniyandi yes done 1
Warlpiri yes LG158 done 1
Bardi yes done-Claire 1
Yugambeh Y?
Yorta Yorta yes 82 done 1
Yir Yoront Done-Dan
Yindjibarndi no done-Dan 0
Yidiny no done-Catherine 0
Yanyuwa no info Done-Austin x
Yandruwandha yes? Breen dictionary Done-Dan 1
Yan-nhangu not yet
Yalarnnga yes? 109 (wordlist) Done-Dan 1
Woiwurrung yes 96 done-Amalia 1
Wirangu No 70 done 0
Wemba-Wemba yes H Dictionary 23 done-Amalia 1
Warumungu yes 27 done-Amalia 1
Wangkumara no info done X
Uradhi No 424 Y 0
Paakantyi yes 84 Y-Hannah 1
Pitta-Pitta yes 238 Done-Amalia 1
Pintupi no info done-Hannah x
Nyungar yes dWordlist done 1
Nhanta no info Done-Hannah x
Ngiyambaa yes 73 Done-Emily 1
Ngayawang yes 10 done-Amalia 1
Muruwari yes? 83-4 Done-Dan 1
Mpakwithi
Mayi-Yapi yes 198 done 1
Martuthunira no 190 done 0
Marrgany No 371 Done-Amalia 0
Kuuk Thaayorre No 85 Done-Amalia 0
Kuku Yalanji yes 65 Done-Jessica 1
Kugu-Nganhcara No 477 done-Amalia 0
Kaurna No 20 wordlist done-Amalia 0
Kalkatungu no 192 Done-Dan 0
Jaru no 52 Done-Amalia 0
Guugu-Yimidhirr No 176 Done-Amalia 0
Gureng Gureng yes 38, 65 Done-Amalia 1
Gupapuyngu
Gumbaynggirr yes 277 done-Amalia 1
Gugu-Badhun no done-Jessica 0
Yuwaalaraay Yes 155 1
Dyirbal No 240 done-Amalia 0
Duungidjawu no 40 done 0
Djinang no info Done-Amalia x
Djabugay done
Diyari yes 56 done-Hannah 1
Dharuk
Dharawal no info done-Hannah w Dhurga) x
Darkinyung yes 130 done 1
Bularnu no info Done-Austin x
Biri yes 54 done-Jessica 1
Bidjara-Gungabula no done-Jessica 0
Batyala Yes 209 Done-Amalia 1
Arabana yes 103-4 Done-Dan 1
Alyawarr no 159 done 0
Nyikina yes done-Claire 1
Yawuru Y-Claire
Ngarinyin
Yulparija Yes 65 Done-Amalia 1
Wathawurrung yes 127, 144, 146 done 1
Mathi-Mathi yes 73 done-Amalia 1
Hunter River and Lake Macquarie no 151 done-Amalia 0
Thanggati yes 40 done 1
Katthang yes 72 done-Amalia 1
Panyjima no done 0
Ngarinyeri No 22 done-Amalia 0
Kurrama no info done-Dan x
Yingkarta no info Done-Claire x
Githabul yes 33 Done-Amalia 1
Gunya No 371 Done-Amalia 0
Kunjen No info Done- x
WesternTorres no info done x
Wakaya no info done x
Yindjilindji no info done x
Bandjalang yes 200 Done-Amalia 1
Ngaatjatjara No 151 done 0
Arrernte No 81 0
Kokatha no info x
Karajarri Yes 304 Done-Amalia 1
Pitjantjatjara No G 92 0
Ritharrngu Yes 246 Done-Amalia 1
Warrgamay No 131 Done-Amalia 0
Warluwarra no info Done-Amalia x
Warnman no info Done-Amalia x
Djapu no 176 0
Bilinarra no info done x
Wiradjuri yes? 26 done 1
Aghu-Tharnggala No 159 Y2 0
Narungga No info done x
Tharrkari No 18 0
Wajarri No info 36 x
Warungu no 159 0
Adnyamathanha Y2
Yagua no info Payne and Payne 1990 Daniel Smith
Baniwa no Ramirez 2001 Patience Epps