Dagbani numbers

How to count in Dagbani (Dagbanli), a Gur language spoken mainly in northern Ghana.

Note: some numbers have different forms depending on whether you are counting specific things, or just counting in general. The general counting numbers are shown first, followed by the specific counting ones, where they differ.

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Numeral Cardinal
1 n-daam, yini
2 n-yi, ayi
3 n-ta, ata
4 n-nahi, anahi
5 n-nu, anu
6 n-yobu, ayobu
7 m-pɔi, apɔi
8 n-nii, anii
9 n-wei, awei
10 pia
11 pia ni yini
12 pia ni ayi, pin ayi
13 pia ni ata, pin ata
14 pia ni anahi, pin anahi
15 pia ni anu, pin anu
16 pia ni ayobu, pin ayobu
17 pia ni apɔi, pin apɔi
18 pishi ayi ka
19 pishi yini ka
20 pishi
21 pishi ni yini
22 pishi ni ayi
23 pishi ni ata
24 pishi ni anahi
25 pishi ni anu
26 pishi ni ayobu
27 pishi ni apɔi
28 pihita ayi ka
29 pihita yini ka
30 pihita
40 pihinahi
50 pihinu
60 pihiyobu
70 pisopɔi
80 pihinii
90 pihiwei
100 kɔbiga
1,000 tuh-li

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Information about Dagbani numbers
https://www.languagesandnumbers.com/how-to-count-in-dagbani/en/dag/
https://lingweb.eva.mpg.de/channumerals/Dagbani.htm
https://learndagbani.org/course/learn-dagbani/lessons/numbers-in-dagbani-1-to-100/

Information about Dagbani | Numbers

Numbers in Gur languages

Dagbani, Frafra, Kabiye, Mampruli, Mossi, Tumulung Sisaala, Waama, Western Sisaala

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