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Numbers in Afrikaans

How to count in Afrikaans, a West Germanic language spoken mainly in South Africa and Namibia.

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Numeral Cardinal Ordinal
0 nul  
1 een eerste
2 twee tweede
3 drie derde
4 vier vierde
5 vyf vyfde
6 ses sesde
7 sewe sewende
8 ag agtste
9 nege negende
10 tien tiende
11 elf elfde
12 twaalf twaalfde
13 dertien dertiende
14 veertien veertiende
15 vyftien vyftiende
16 sestien sestiende
17 sewentien sewentiende
18 agtien agtiende
19 negetien negentiende
20 twintig twintigste
21 een-en-twintig  
22 twee-en-twintig  
23 drie-en-twintig  
24 vier-en-twintig  
25 vyf-en-twintig  
26 ses-en-twintig  
27 sewen-en-twintig  
28 ag-en-twintig  
29 nege-en-twintig  
30 dertig  
40 veertig  
50 vyftig  
60 sestig  
70 sewentig  
80 tagtig  
90 neëntig  
100 een honderd honderdste
1,000 een duisend  
1,000,000 een miljoen  
1,000,000,000 een miljard  
1,000,000,000,000 een biljoen  
once een keer  
twice twee keer  

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Information about numbers and counting in Afrikaans

Download a spreadsheet of numbers in Germanic languages (provided by Yoshi Smart)

Information about Afrikaans | Phrases | Numbers | Family words | Telling the time | Tower of Babel | Learning materials

Numbers in Germanic languages

Afrikaans, Bavarian, Cimbrian, Danish, Dutch, Elfdalian, English, Faroese, German, Gothic, Gottscheerish, Icelandic, Low German, North Frisian, Norwegian, Scots, Swedish, Swiss German, Värmlandic, West Frisian, Wymysorys, Yiddish

Numbers in other languages

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