Numerals in many different writing systems

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  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Arabic ٠ ١ ٢ ٣ ٤ ٥ ٦ ٧ ٨ ٩
Bengali
Chinese
(simple)
Chinese
(complex)
Chinese
花碼 (huā mă)
Devanagari
Ge'ez
(Ethiopic)
 
Gujarati
Gurmukhi
numbers
Kannada
Khmer
Lao
Limbu
Malayalam
Mongolian
Myanmar
Oriya
Roman   I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX
Tamil
Telugu
Thai
Tibetan
Urdu ۰ ۱ ۲ ۳ ۴ ۵ ۶ ۷ ۸ ۹

Additional numerals

  10 20 30 40 100 1000 10000 108 1012
Chinese
(simple)
廿 亿
Chinese
(complex)
     
  10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 10000
Ge'ez
(Ethiopic)
  10 50 100 500 1000
Roman X L C D M

 
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Note

The numerals referred to here as 'Arabic' and 'Urdu' are those used when writing those languages. The Urdu numerals are also known as 'East Arab' numerals and differ slightly from those used in Arabic. In Arabic they are known as "Indian numbers" (أرقام هندية arqa-m hindiyyah).

The numerals 1, 2, 3, etc. are also known as Arabic numerals, or Hindu-Arabic numerals, Indian numerals, Hindu numerals, European numerals, and Western numerals. These numerals where first used in India in about 400 BC, were later used in Persia, then were brought to Europe by the Arabs. Hence the name "Arabic numerals".

Numbers in various languages

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Links

Number Systems of the World
http://www.sf.airnet.ne.jp/~ts/language/number.html

Numbers from 1 to 10 in over 5000 Languages
http://www.zompist.com/numbers.shtml

Numbers in Slavic languages
http://roman-dushkin.narod.ru/v_paper_06_eng.html

Numerals and counting in Chinese
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_numerals

Information about "Arabic numerals"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabic_numerals

History of counting systems and numerals
http://www.historyworld.net/wrldhis/PlainTextHistories.asp?historyid=ab34

Numberopedia - information about numbers and numerals
http://www.archimedes-lab.org/numbers/Num1_69.html

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