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 the 20th century.[1][2]

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

Examples

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

References

  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". Archived from the original on 2016-08-28.
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