Numbers in Scottish Gaelic

How to count in Scottish Gaelic, a Celtic language spoken mainly in Scotland, and also in parts of Nova Scotia in Canada.

Key to abbreviations: m = masculine, f = feminine

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  Cardinal Ordinal
0 neoini [n̪ʲɔnɪ]  
1 aon [ɯ̃ːn] a chiad
2 dà [daː] /dhà an dàrna
3 trì [triː] an treas
4 ceithir [kʲehɪrʲ] an ceathramh
5 còig [koːgʲ] an còigeamh
6 sia [ʃia] an siathamh
7 seachd [ʃɛxg] an seachdamh
8 ochd [ɔxg] an t-ochdamh
9 naoi [n̪ˠɯj] an naoitheamh
10 deich [dʲeç] an deaicheamh
11 aon deug
12 dà dheug
13 trì deug
14 ceithir deug
15 còig deug
16 sia deug
17 seachd deug
18 ochd deug
19 naoi deug
20 fichead ficheadamh
21 aon air fhichead
fichead 's a haon
22 dhà air fhichead
fichead 's a dhà
23 trì air fhichead
fichead 's a trì
24 ceithir air fhichead
fichead 's a ceithir
25 còig air fhichead
fichead 's a còig
26 sia air fhichead
fichead 's a sia
27 seachd air fhichead
fichead 's a seachd
28 ochd air fhichead
fichead 's a hochd
29 naoi air fhichead
fichead 's a naoi
30 deich air fhichead
31 aon deug air fhichead
trithead 's a haon
32 dhà dheug air fhichead
trithead 's a dhà
33 trì deug air fhichead
trithead 's a trì
34 ceithir deug air fhichead
trithead 's a ceithir
35 còig deug air fhichead
trithead 's a còig
36 sia deug air fhichead
trithead 's a sia
37 seachd deug air fhichead
trithead 's a seachd
38 ochd deug air fhichead
trithead 's a ochd
39 naoi deug air fhichead
trithead 's a naoi
40 dà fhichead
50 dà fhichead 's deich / leth-cheud
60 trì fichead
70 trì fichead 's deich
80 ceithir fichead
90 ceithir fichead 's deich
100 ceud
1000 mìle

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Numbers in Scottish Gaelic

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