Inuktun numbers

How to count in Inuktun (Avanersuarmiutut), an Inuit language spoken in Avannaa County in the northwest of Greenland.

Note: numbers in italics are borrowed from Danish.

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Numeral Cardinal Ordinal
1 atauhiq hiulliq
2 marluk aippaa
3 pingahut pingajuat
4 hihamat hihamaat
5 tallimat tallimaat
6 arviniglit
7 arviniq marluk
8 arviniq pingahut
9 qulingiluat
10 qulit
11 aqqaniglit
12 aqqani marluk
13 tretten
14 fjorten
15 femten
16 arvirhaniglit, seksten
17 arvirhaniq marluk, sytten
18 atten
19 nitten
20 kauktut, tiuvat (from Danish tyve)
21 en og tyve
22 to og tyve
23 tre og tyve
24 fire og tyve
25 fem og tyve
26 seks og tyve
27 syv og tyve
28 otte og tyve
29 ni og tyve
30 tredive
40 fyrre
50 halvtreds
60 tres
70 halvfjerds
80 firs
90 halvfems
100 hunnuruju
1,000 tussinti

Source: Michael Fortescue. INUKTUN. An Introduction to the Language of Qaanaaq, Thule. Institut for Eskimologi 15, Københavns Universitet, 1991.

Compiled by Wolfgang Kuhl

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