Numbers in Bamum

Information about counting in Bamum (Shü Pamom), a Bantoid language spoken mainly in central and northwestern and western parts of Cameroon.

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Numeral Cardinal numbers Ordinal numbers
0 (ꛯ) ndәm ndәm
1 (ꛦ) í mo’, ndì pùm
2 (ꛧ) í pâ, mbâ mbɛtә, mbárә … í pâ
3 (ꛨ) í tɛt, tɛt mbárә … í tɛt
4 (ꛩ) í kpá, kpá mbárә … í kpà
5 (ꛪ) í tɛn, tɛn mbárә … í tɛn
6 (ꛫ) í ntú, ntú mbárә … í ntú
7 (ꛬ) í sàmbà, sàmbà mbárә … í sàmbà
8 (ꛭ) í fâmә, fâmә mbárә … í fámә
9 (ꛮ) í vü´’, vü´’ mbárә … í vü´ʼ
10 (ꛦꛯ) ghóm mbárә ghóm…
11 ghóm nshuòp í mòʼ, ndí nshuòp mbárә … ghóm nshuòp í mòʼ
12 ghóm nshuòp í pà, pɛ’nshuòp mbárә … ghóm nshuòp í pà
13 ghóm nshuòp í tɛt, tɛt nshuòp mbárә … ghóm nshuòp í tɛt
14 ghóm nshuòp í kpá, kpá nshuòp mbárә … ghóm nshuòp í kpá
15 ghóm nshuòp í tɛn, tɛn nshuòp mbárә … ghóm nshuòp í tɛn
16 ghóm nshuòp í ntú, ntú nshuòp mbárә … ghóm nshuòp í ntú
17 ghóm nshuòp í sàmbà, sà nshuòp mbárә … ghóm nshuòp í sàmbà
18 ghóm nshuòp í fámә, fàm nshuòp mbárә … ghóm nshuòp í fámә
19 ghóm nshuòp í vü´ʼ, vüʼnshuòp mbárә … ghóm nshuòp í vü´ʼ
20 pɛ’ŋgóm mbárә pɛ’ŋgóm
21 pɛ’ŋgóm nshuòp í mòʼ
22 pɛ’ŋgóm nshuòp í pà
23 pɛ’ŋgóm nshuòp í tɛt
24 pɛ’ŋgóm nshuòp í kpá
25 pɛ’ŋgóm nshuòp í tɛn
26 pɛ’ŋgóm nshuòp í ntú
27 pɛ’ŋgóm nshuòp í sàmbà
28 pɛ’ŋgóm nshuòp í fámә
29 pɛ’ŋgóm nshuòp í vü´ʼ
30 tɛtŋgóm
40 kpà ŋgóm
50 tɛŋgóm
60 ntúŋgóm
70 sàŋgóm
80 fàm ŋgóm
90 vü´ʼŋgóm
100 ŋkʉrì
200 pɛ’nkʉt
300 tɛt ŋkʉt
400 kpà ŋkʉt
500 tɛn ŋkʉt
600 ntù ŋkʉt
700 sà ŋkʉt
800 fàm ŋkʉt
900 vü´ʼ ŋkʉt
1,000 ŋkàmì
2,000 pɛʼŋkàm
3,000 tɛt ŋkàm
4,000 kpà ŋkàm
5,000 tɛn ŋkàm
6,000 ntù ŋkàm
7,000 sàŋkàm
8,000 fàm ŋkàm
9,000 vü´ʼ ŋkàm
10,000 ghòm ŋkàm
100,000 ŋkʉt ŋkàm
1 billion nshʉpshә mí

Source: Source: Emmanuel Matateyou. Parlons Bamoun. L'Harmattan, Paris, France.

Contributed by Wolfgang Kuhl

Information about Bamum numbers
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bamum_script#Numbers

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