Numbers in Iu Mien

How to count in Iu Mien (Iu Mienh), a Hmong-Mien language spoken in China, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand.

There are two types of numbers from 1-9: the native Iu Mien numbers, and numbers borrowed from Chinese. From ten onwards the numbers from Chinese are used.

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Numeral Cardinal numbers Ordinal numbers
1 yietc, yietv da'yietv
2 i, nyeic da'nyeic
3 buo, faam da'faam
4 biei, feix da'feix
5 biaa, hmz da'hmz
6 juqv, louqc da'luoqc
7 siec, cietv da'ceitv
8 hietc, betv da'betv
9 nduoh, jouv da'juov
10 ziepc da'ziepc
11 ziepc yietv
12 ziepc nyeic
13 ziepc faam
14 ziepc feix
15 ziepc hmz
16 ziepc louqc
17 ziepc cietv
18 ziepc betv
19 ziepc jouv
20 nyeic ziepc
21 nyeic ziepc yietv
22 nyeic ziepc nyeic
23 nyeic ziepc faam
24 nyeic ziepc feix
25 nyeic ziepc hmz
26 nyeic ziepc louqc
27 nyeic ziepc cietv
28 nyeic ziepc betv
29 nyeic ziepc jouv
30 faam ziepc
40 feix ziepc
50 hmz ziepc
60 louqc ziepc
70 cietv ziepc
80 betv ziepc
90 jouv ziepc
100 yietc baeqv
1000 yietc cin
10000 yietc waanc
100000 ziepc waanc
1000000 yietc baeqv waanc

Sources

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Category:Iu_Mien_numerals
https://www.brainscape.com/flashcards/counting-in-mien-4018424/packs/5927057
https://iu-mien.blogspot.com/2021/

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Hear some numbers in Iu Mien:

Information about Iu Mien | Numbers | Tower of Babel | Hmong books

Numbers in Hmong-Mien languages

Hmong Dau (White Hmong), Iu Mien,

Numbers in other languages

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