Posted by: Alexandre Borovik | April 2, 2010

The Amazonian tribe that can only count up to five

From guardian.co.uk home, with thanks to muriel:

Alex Bellos, The Amazonian tribe that can only count up to five.

Does a group of indigenous South Americans hold the key to our relationship with maths? Here, an extract from an enlightening new book [Alex's Adventures in Numberland, by Alex Bellos. 448pp, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, £17.9] explains why it just might.

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