Greenlandic numbers

How to count in Greenlandic (Kalaallisut), an Eskimo-Aleut language spoken in Greenland and Denmark. The old Greenlandic numbers from 13 are shown here but are no longer used - Danish numbers are used instead (in brackets and italic).

Key to abbreviations: NG = Northern Greenlandic, SG = Southern Greenlandic, counting = used when counting 1, 2, 3 etc, time = used when telling time, obj = used when counting objects

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Numeral Cardinal Ordinal
0 nuulu
1 ataaseq siulleq
2 marluk aappaa
3 pingasut pingajuat
4 sisamat sisamaat
5 tallimat tallimaat
6 arfineq (counting/time)
arfinillit (obj)
7 arfineq marluk arfineq aappaat
8 arfineq pingasut arfineq pingajuat
9 qulingiluat (counting/time) NG
qualaaluat (obj) NG
qulaaluat - SG
10 qulit qulingat - NG
qulingi - SG
11 aqqaneq (counting/time)
aqqanillit (obj)
isikkaneq (counting/time) NG
isikkanillit (obj) NG
12 aqqaneq marluk
isikkaneq marluk - NG
aqqaneq aappaat
13 aqqaneq pingasut
aqqaneq pingajuat
14 aqqaneq sisamat
15 aqqaneq tallimat
16 arfersanillit
17 arfersaneq marluk
18 arfersaneq pingasut
19 arfersaneq sisamat
20 arvirsani tallimat
100 untriti, hundredi
1,000 tuusinti

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