Not everyone counts on their fingers the way Canadians do. Missionary Jonathan Kopf shared the unique way the Hewa people of Papua New Guinea count. They start with their fingers and arm parts and then move up the side of the head, ending with the nose. For example, they may point to their shoulder without uttering a word, and you are supposed to recognize that they just “said” the number ten. When they start counting on their hand, they start with the thumb and then go to the index finger. But instead of holding the fingers up as we do in the Canada, they curl them down.