Know how to Count?

Method of Counting

The Banyankole had their unique method of counting. They could count from one to ten using fingers. One was indicated by showing only the fore finger. Two was indicated by showing their first and second fingers; three was indicated by raising the last three fingers; four was indicated by snapping the first and the third fingers one’s hand, and five was counted by clenching the fist with the thumb enclosed. Six was indicated by showing the first, second and third fingers. Seven was implied by holding down the third finger and showing the first, middle and last fingers. Eight was implied by snapping the first fingers of both hands, nine was indicated by clenching the middle finger with the thumb, and clenching the fist with the thumb outside meant ten.

Thanks to Mzee Mafoota for the contribution

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