Finger counting

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Finger-counting, also known as dactylonomy, is the act of counting using one's fingers. There are multiple different systems used across time and between cultures, though many of these have seen a decline in use because of the spread of Arabic numerals.

Finger-counting can serve as a form of manual communication, particularly in marketplace trading – including hand signaling during open outcry in floor trading – and also in games such as morra.

Finger-counting is known to go back to ancient Egypt at least, and probably even further back

More information is available at [ Wikipedia:Finger_counting ]
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