Numbers in Ge'ez

How to count in Ge'ez (ግዕዝ), the classical language of Ethiopia which is still used as a liturgical language by Ethiopian christians and the Beta Israel Jewish community of Ethiopia.

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Numeral Cardinal Ordinal
0 አልቦ (ʾälbo)
1 (፩) አሐዱ (ʾäḥädu) ቀዳሚ (ḳädami)
2 (፪) ክልኤቱ (kəlʾetu) ካልዕ (kalʿ)
3 (፫) ሠለስቱ (śälästu) ሠልስ (śäls)
4 (፬) አርባዕቱ (ʾärbaʿtu)
5 (፭) ኀምስቱ (ḫämsətu)
6 (፮) ስድስቱ (sədsətu)
7 (፯) ሰብዐቱ (säbʿätu)
8 (፰) ሰማንቱ (sämantu)
9 (፱) ተስዐቱ (täsʿätu)
10 (፲) ዐሠርቱ (ʿäśärtu)
11 (፲፩) አሠርቱ ወአሐዱ (ʾäśärətu wäʾäḥädu)
12 (፲፪) አሠርቱ ወክልኤቱ (ʾäśärətu wäkəlʾétu)
13 (፲፫) አሠርቱ ወሠለስቱ (ʾäśärətu wäśäläsətu)
14 (፲፬) አሠርቱ ወአርባዕቱ (ʾäśärətu wäʾärəbaʿətu)
15 (፲፭) አሠርቱ ወሐምስቱ (ʾäśärətu wäḥäməstu)
16 (፲፮) አሠርቱ ወስድስቱ (ʾäśärətu wäsədsətu)
17 (፲፯) አሠርቱ ወሰብዓቱ (ʾäśärətu wäsäbəʿatu )
18 (፲፰) አሠርቱ ወስመንቱ (ʾäśärətu wäsəmänətu)
19 (፲፱) አሠርቱ ወተሰዓቱ (ʾäśärətu wätäsäʿatu)
20 (፳) እስራ (ʾəsra)
21 (፳፩) እስራ ወአሐዱ (ʾəsra wäʾäḥädu)
22 (፳፪) እስራ ወክልኤቱ (ʾəsra wäkəlʾétu)
23 (፳፫) እስራ ወሠለስቱ (ʾəsra wäśäläsətu)
24 (፳፬) እስራ ወአርባዕቱ (ʾəsra wäʾärəbaʿətu)
25 (፳፭) እስራ ወሐምስቱ (ʾəsra wäḥäməstu)
26 (፳፮) እስራ ወስድስቱ (ʾəsra wäsədsətu)
27 (፳፯) እስራ ወሰብዓቱ (ʾəsra wäsäbəʿatu )
28 (፳፰) እስራ ወስመንቱ (ʾəsra wäsəmänətu)
29 (፳፱) እስራ ወተሰዓቱ (ʾəsra wätäsäʿatu)
30 (፴) ሠላሳ (śälasa)
40 (፵) አርብዓ (ʾärəbʿa)
50 (፶) ሃምሳ (haməsa)
60 (፷) ስድሳ (sədsa)
70 (፸) ሰብዓ (säbəʿa)
80 (፹) ሰማንያ (sämanəya)
90 (፺) ተሰዓ (täsäʿa)
100 (፻) ምዕት (məʿt)
1,000 (፼) አሠርቱ ምዕት (ʾäśärətu məʿt)
10,000 (፻፻) እልፍ (ʾləf)
100,000 (፲፻፻) አሠርቱ እልፍ (ʾäśärətu ʾləf)
1,000,000 (፻፻፻) አእላፋት (ʾäʾəlafat)

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Links

Information about Ge'ez numbers and numerals
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Category:Ge%27ez_numerals/
http://www.geez.org/Numerals/NumberSamples.html
https://www.facebook.com/mahberetsion/posts/799728310738498

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