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Numbers in Fanagalo

How to count in Fanagalo (Fanakalo), a Zulu-based Pidgin with some vocabulary from English, Afrikaans, spoken in mainly among miners in South Africa.

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Numeral Cardinal numbers
1 wan
2 tu
3 tri
4 fo
5 fayif
6 sikis
7 seven
8 eyit
9 nayin
10 ten
11 leven
12 twelf
13 tetin
14 fotin
15 fiftin
16 sikistin
17 seventin
18 eyetin
19 nayintin
20 twenti
21 twenti-wan
22 twenti-tu
23 twenti-tri
24 twenti-fo
25 twenti-fayif
26 twenti-sikis
27 twenti-seven
28 twenti-eyit
29 twenti-nayin
30 teti
40 foti
50 fifti
60 sikisti
70 seventi
80 eyeti
90 nayinti
100 handred
105 handred-n-fayif
200 tu handred
300 tri handred
400 fo handred
500 fayif handred
600 sikis handred
700 seven handred
800 eyit handred
900 nayn handred
1,000 tausand
2,000 tu tausand
3,000 tri tausand
4,000 fo tausand
5,000 fayif tausand
6,000 sikis tausand
7,000 seven tausand
8,000 eyit tausand
9,000 nayin tausand
10,000 ten tausand
1,000,000 milyoni

Source: J.D. Bold: Dictionary and Phrase-Book of Fanagalo (Kitchen Kafir), South Africa 1953.

Information compiled by Wolfgang Kuhl

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