You Can't Do the Math Without the Words: Amazonian Tribe Lacks Words for Numbers
ScienceDaily (Feb. 21, 2012. "Most people learn to count when they are children. Yet surprisingly, not all languages have words for numbers. A recent study published in the journal of Cognitive Science shows that a few tongues lack number words and as a result, people in these cultures have a difficult time performing common quantitative tasks. The findings add new insight to the way people acquire knowledge, perception and reasoning."

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