Numbers in Kanuri

How to count in Kanuri (Kànùrí), a Nilo-Saharan language spoken in Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon.

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Numeral Cardinal numbers Ordinal numbers
1 tiló, lɑskɑ, fál kǝntilomì, burgóvé
2 indí kǝnandimì
3 yaskǝ kǝnyɑskǝmi
4 dégǝ kǝndegǝmi
5 úgù kǝnwugùmi
6 ɑrɑskǝ kǝn’ɑrɑskǝmì
7 túlùr kǝntulùrmi
8 wuskú kǝnwuskumì
9 lǝgár kǝnlǝgármì
10 megú kǝnmègúmì
11 (megûn) tilôn, (megú) lagarí, megûn lúkkò tilôn kǝnmègûntìlônmì, kǝnmègûn lúkkò tìlônmì
12 (megûn) indîn, (megú) ndurí, megûn lúkkò indîn kǝnmègûn’ìndînmì, kǝnmègûn lúkkò ìndînmì
13 (megûn) yaskǝn, megûn lúkkò yaskǝn kǝnmègûnyɑskǝnmì, kǝnmègûn lúkkò yɑskǝnmì
14 (megú) derí, megûn lúkkò dégǝn kǝnmègúdèrìmì, kǝnmègûn lúkkò dégǝnmi
15 (megú) wurí, megûn lúkkò úgùn kǝnmègúwùrìmì, kǝnmègûn lúkkò úgùnmi
16 (megûn) ɑrɑskǝn, megûn lúkkò ɑrɑskǝn kǝnmègûnɑrɑskǝnmì, kǝnmègûn lúkkò araskǝnmi
17 (megûn) tulurí, megûn lúkkò túlùryin kǝnmègútùlurímì. kǝnmègûn lúkkò túlùryinmi
18 (megûn) wuskûn, megûn lúkkò wuskûn kǝnmègúwùskûnmì, kǝnmègûn lúkkò wuskûnmi
19 megú lǝgarí, megûn lúkkò lǝgáryìn kǝnmègúlǝgarímì, kǝnmègûn lúkkò lǝgáryìnmi
20 fíndì kǝnfindimì
21 fíndìn tilôn kǝnfíndìntilônmì
22 fíndìn indîn kǝnfíndìnìndînmì
23 fíndìn yɑskǝn kǝnfíndìnyɑskǝnmì
24 fíndì derí kǝnfíndìndégǝnmi
25 fíndì wurí kǝnfíndìnúgùnmi
26 fíndìn ɑrɑskǝn kǝnfíndìnaraskǝnmi
27 fíndì tulurí kǝnfíndìntúlùryinmi
28 fíndìn wuskûn kǝnfíndìnwuskûnmi
29 fíndì lǝgɑrí kǝnfíndìnlǝgáryìnmi
30 fyɑskǝ kǝnfyaskǝmì
40 fídègǝ kǝnfidègǝmì
50 fyúgù kǝnfyugùmi
60 fíràskǝ kǝnfiràskǝmi
70 fítùlur kǝnfitùlurmi
80 fískù kǝnfiskùmi
90 fílǝgar kǝnfilǝgarmi
100 meɑ kǝnmeɑmì
200 yôr indí
300 yôr yɑskǝ
400 yôr dégǝ
500 yôr úgù
600 yôr ɑrɑskǝ
700 yôr túlùr
800 yôr wuskú
900 yôr lǝgár
1,000 dǝvu
2,000 dǝvu indí
3,000 dǝvu yɑskǝ
4,000 dǝvu dégǝ
5,000 dǝvu úgù
6,000 dǝvu ɑrɑskǝ
7,000 dǝvu túlúr
8,000 dǝvu wuskú
9,000 dǝvu lǝgár
10,000 dǝvu megú
100,000 dǝvu meɑ
1,000,000 milȇn

Source: Lukas Johannes. A Study of the Kanuri Language: Grammar and Vocabulary, 1967.

Compiled by Wolfgang Kuhl

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