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Numbers in Cebaara

Information about counting in the Korhogo dialect of Cebaara, a member of the Senufo branch of the Altantic-Congo language family spoken in Ivory Coast.

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Numeral Cardinal numbers Ordinal numbers
1 nijan wezeli-, wozeli-
2 syiin syiin wo-
3 taanri taanri wo-
4 sicɛrɛ sicɛrɛ wo-
5 kagulo kagulo wo-
6 kparani kpara-ni wo-
7 kparasyiin kpara-syiin wo-
8 kparataanri kpara-taanri wo-
9 kpɛcɛrɛ kpɛ-cɛrɛ wo-
10 kyɛ kyɛ wo-
11 kyɛ ní nijan kyɛ ní nijan wo-
12 kyɛ ní syiin kyɛ ní syiin wo-
13 kyɛ ní taanri kyɛ ní taanri wo-
14 kyɛ ní sicɛrɛ kyɛ ní sicɛrɛ wo-
15 kyɛ ní kagulo kyɛ ní kagulo wo-
16 kyɛ ní kparani kyɛ ní kpara-ni wo-
17 kyɛ ní kparasyiin kyɛ ní kpara-syiin wo-
18 kyɛ ní kparataanri kyɛ ní kpara-taanri wo-
19 kyɛ ní kpɛcɛrɛ kyɛ ní kpɛ-cɛrɛ wo-
20 kyɛbele syiin
tologo wo-
21 kyɛbele syiin ní nijan
tologo ní nijan
22 kyɛbele syiin ní syiin,
tologo ní syiin
23 kyɛbele syiin ní taanri,
tologo ní taanri
24 kyɛbele syiin ní sicɛrɛ,
tologo ní sicɛrɛ
25 kyɛbele syiin ní kagulo,
tologo ní kagulo
26 kyɛbele syiin ní kpara-ni,
tologo ní kpara-ni
27 kyɛbele syiin ní kpara-syiin,
tologo ní kpara-syiin
28 kyɛbele syiin ní kpara-taanri,
tologo ní kpara-taanri
29 kyɛbele syiin ní kpɛ-cɛrɛ,
tologo ní kpɛ-cɛrɛ
30 kyɛbele taanri,
tologo ní kyɛ (20+10)
40 kyɛbele sicɛrɛ,
toloyo syiin (20x2)
50 kyɛbele kagulo,
toloyo syiin ní kyɛ (20x2+10)
tologo syiin ní kyɛ wo-
60 kyɛbele kpara-ni,
toloyo taanri (20x3)
70 kyɛbele kpara-syiin,
toloyo taanri ní kyɛ (20x3+10)
80 kyɛbele kpara-taanri,
toloyo sicɛrɛ (20x4)
90 kyɛbele kpɛ-cɛrɛ,
toloyo sicɛrɛ ní kyɛ (20x4+10)
100 dabata nijan,
toloyo kagulo (20x5)
toloyo kagulo wo-
200 dabatabele syiin,
300 dabatabele taanri,
sirakele ní toloyo kagulo (200+20x5)
400 dabatabele sicɛrɛ,
sirabele syiin (200x2)
500 dabatabele kagulo,
sirabele syiin ní toloyo kagulo (200x2+20x5)
600 dabatabele kpa-rani,
sirabele taanri (200x3)
700 dabatabele kpara-syiin,
sirabele taanri ní toloyo kagulo (200x3+20x5)
800 dabatabele kpara-taanri,
sirabele sicɛrɛ (200x4)
900 dabatabele kpɛ-cɛrɛ,
sirabele sicɛrɛ ní toloyo kagulo (200x4+20x5)
1,000 waga nijan,
sirabele kagulo (200x5)
sirabele kagulo wo-
2,000 wagabele syiin,
sirabele kyɛ (200x10)
3,000 wagabele taanri  
4,000 wagabele sicɛrɛ  
5,000 wagabele kagulo,
sirabele tologo ní kagulo
6,000 wagabele kpa-rani  
7,000 wagabele kpara-syiin  
8,000 wagabele kpara-taanri  
9,000 wagabele kpɛ-cɛrɛ  
10,000 wagabele khɛ,
sirabele toloyo syiin ní kyɛ
20,000 gbɛjɛlɛgɛ  
40,000 gbɛjɛlɛgɛ syiin (20,000x2)  
100,000 gbɛjɛlɛgɛ kagulo (20,000x5)  
1,000,000 milyɔn nijan  
1,000,000,000 milyari nijan  

Numbers in intalics reflect the traditional way of counting based on a vigesimal (20) system.


Source: Jacques Rongier. Parlons sénoufo. Paris - 2002.

Information compiled by Wolfgang Kuhl

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