What Happens When You Can’t Count Past Four?

Interesting case of a tribe whose language doesn’t have any numbers past four. What effect would this have? Why would a language evolve this way?

“Two recent studies of Amazonian Indians reported in the journal Science, take a crucially different view. These studies, far from maintaining that number words are convenient, propose they are actually necessary.”

http://www.theguardian.com/education/2004/oct/21/research.highereducation1

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