Tool to convert or write Kaktovik numbers. The Kaktovik numerals are used in Alaska by Inuit peoples.

Kaktovik Numerals - dCode

Tag(s) : Numeral System, Symbol Substitution

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Kaktovik numbers or numerals (or IΓ±upiaq numerals) are a positional base 20 numeral system used by Inuit/Inupiat peoples in Alaska and Canada.

Start by converting the number to base 20 (see explanations on converting to base N).

Then replace each number (from 0 to 19) with the corresponding Kaktovik symbol:

Decimal Value | Unicode | Image |
---|---|---|

0 | π | |

1 | π | |

2 | π | |

3 | π | |

4 | π | |

5 | π | |

6 | π | |

7 | π | |

8 | π | |

9 | π | |

10 | π | |

11 | π | |

12 | π | |

13 | π | |

14 | π | |

15 | π | |

16 | π | |

17 | π | |

18 | π | |

19 | π |

To write a Kaktovik number in classic decimal representation, locate each symbol and replace it with the associated number (between 0 and 19) so as to obtain a positional numeration in base 20 which will still have to be converted into base 10 (decimal).

Decimal writing uses the dot `.` to separate the integer part and the decimal part.

As the writing is in base 20, the first digit after the decimal has the unit $ 20^{β1} = 0.05 $, the second $ 20^{β2} = 0.0025 $ etc.

The digits of the Kaktovik numeral consist of 1 to 5 vertical bars (forming `W`) and 1 to 5 horizontal bars (forming `α¬`)

Any references to Inuit, IΓ±upiats or even Inuktitut are clues.

The count was developed in 1994 in Kaktovik, a town in Alaska by a group of students.

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