‘Anumeric’ People: What Happens When A Language Has No Words for Numbers? • Discoverology

‘Anumeric’ People: What Happens When A Language Has No Words for Numbers?

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Cultures without numbers, or with only one or two precise numbers, include the Munduruku and Pirahã in Amazonia. Researchers have also studied some adults in Nicaragua who were never taught number words. What can these anumeric cultures teach us about ourselves?

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