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Béeso Wólta’ T’ááłá’í Góne’é - Lesson One Counting Money in Navajo

Béeso Wólta’ T’ááłá’í Góne’é - Lesson One Counting Money in Navajo

Author: Kialo Winters

By the end of this lesson, you will understand the colors red, yellow, and blue are associated to pennies, the nickel, and the dime. 




The Diné money system has integrated American and Mexican influences throughout this past century. You will learn there will are color associations to coins. In this first lesson you will become proficient in counting and identifying coins from one cent to ten cents.

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Let’s learn how to say the colors red, yellow, and blue. This is important because these colors have an association to Diné coins.

Let’s Count Money from One Cent to Ten Cents

In this illustration, you see numbers 1-4 cents ending with the word łichíí’ and 6-9 cents in the word sindáo.