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 Iñupiaq 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:
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).
The digits of the Kaktovik numeral consist of 1 to 5 vertical bars (forming W) and 1 to 5 horizontal bars (forming ᓬ)
Any references to Inuit, Iñupiats 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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Kaktovik Numerals on dCode.fr [online website], retrieved on 2022-07-04,