Numbers in Guaraní (Papapy Avañe'ême)

Information about counting in Guaraní (Avañe'ẽ), a Tupí-Guaraní language spoken mainly in Paraguay, and also in Bolivia, Brazil and Argentina.

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Numeral Cardinal numbers Ordinal numbers
0 mba'eve (‘nothing’)
1 peteĩ peteĩha
2 mokõi mokõiha
3 mbohapy mbohapyha
4 irundy irundyha
5 po poha
6 poteĩ poteĩha
7 pokõi pokõiha
8 poapy poapyha
9 porundy poapyha
10 pa paha
11 pateĩ
12 pakõi
13 pa'apy
14 parundy
15 papo
16 papoteĩ
17 papokõi
18 papoapy
19 paporundy
20 mokõipa
21 mokõipa peteĩ
22 mokõipa mokõi
23 mokõipa mbohapy
24 mokõipa irundy
25 mokõipa po
26 mokõipa poteĩ
27 mokõipa pokõi
28 mokõipa poapy
29 mokõipa porundy
30 mbohapypa
40 irundypa
50 popa
60 poteĩpa
70 pokõipa
80 poapypa
90 porundypa
100 sa
200 mokõisa
300 mbohapysa
400 irundysa
500 posa
600 poteĩsa
700 pokõisa
800 poapysa
900 porundysa
1,000 su
1,000,000 sua
10.000,000 pasua
100,000,000 sasua

Nowadays most of these numbers are only used in academic contexts. In colloquial language Spanish numerals are used after 4.

Hear some Guaraní numbers:

Source: Estigarribia, Bruno: A Grammar of Paraguayan Guarani. London, UCL Press, 2020.

Information compiled by Wolfgang Kuhl

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