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Numbers in Dholuo

How to count in Dholuo (Luo), a Nilo-Saharan language spoken in Kenya, Sudan and Tanzania.

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Numeral Cardinal numbers Ordinal numbers
1 achiel mokuongo
2 ariyo mar ariyo
3 adek mar adek
4 ang’wen mar ang’wen
5 abich mar abich
6 auchiel mar auchiel
7 abiriyo mar abiriyo
8 aboro mar aboro
9 ochiko mar ochiko
10 apar mar apar
11 apar gachiel  
12 apar gariyo  
13 apar gadek  
14 apar gang’wen  
15 apar gabich  
16 apar gauchiel  
17 apar gabiriyo  
18 apar gaboro  
19 apar gochiko  
20 piero ariyo  
21 piero ariyo gachiel  
22 piero ariyo gariyo  
23 piero ariyo gadek  
24 piero ariyo gang’wen  
25 piero ariyo gabich  
26 piero ariyo gauchiel  
27 piero ariyo gabiriyo  
28 piero ariyo gaboro  
29 piero ariyo gochiko  
30 piero adek  
40 piero ang’wen  
50 piero abich  
60 piero auchiel,  
70 piero abiriyo  
80 piero aboro  
90 piero ochiko  
100 mia; mia achiel
pier apar achiel
 
200 mia ariyo  
300 mia adek  
400 mia ang’wen  
500 mia abich  
600 mia auchiel  
700 mia abiriyo  
800 mia aboro  
900 mia ochiko  
1,000 alufu achiel  
1,000,000 million achiel  

Hear some of the Dholuo numbers:

Links

Information about counting in Dholuo
http://economics.ozier.com/language/dholuo.html
https://owlcation.com/humanities/Luo-language-of-Kenya-Conversation-Basics
http://erepository.uonbi.ac.ke/bitstream/handle/11295/71359/Dholuo grammar for beginners.pdf

If you would like to make any corrections or additions to this page, or if you can provide recordings, please contact me.

Information about Dholuo | Luo Lakeside Script | Phrases | Numbers | Tower of Babel

Numbers in Nilo-Saharan languages

Acholi, Daza, Dholuo, Lango

Numbers in other languages

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