Kpelle numbers

How to count in Kpelle (Kpɛlɛwoo), a Mande language spoken in Mali, Senegal, The Gambia, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea-Bissau and Chad.

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Numeral Cardinal
1 tɔnɔ
2 feerɛ
3 saaɓa
4 náaŋ
5 lɔ́ɔlu
6 lɔ́ɔlu mɛi da
7 lɔ́ɔlu mɛi feerɛ
8 lɔ́ɔlu mɛi saaɓa
9 lɔ́ɔlu mɛi náaŋ
10 puu
11 puu káu tɔnɔ
12 puu káu feerɛ
13 puu káu saaɓa
14 puu káu náaŋ
15 puu káu lɔ́ɔlu
16 puu káu lɔ́ɔlu mɛi da
17 puu káu lɔ́ɔlu mɛi feerɛ
18 puu káu lɔ́ɔlu mɛi saaɓa
19 puu káu lɔ́ɔlu mɛi náaŋ
20 puu feerɛ
21 puu feerɛ káu tɔnɔ
22 puu feerɛ káu feerɛ
23 puu feerɛ káu saaɓa
24 puu feerɛ káu náaŋ
25 puu feerɛ káu lɔ́ɔlu
26 puu feerɛ káu lɔ́ɔlu mɛi da
27 puu feerɛ káu lɔ́ɔlu mɛi feerɛ
28 puu feerɛ káu lɔ́ɔlu mɛi saaɓa
29 puu feerɛ káu lɔ́ɔlu mɛi náaŋ
30 puu saaɓa
40 puu náaŋ
50 puu lɔ́ɔlu
60 puu lɔ́ɔlu mɛi da
70 puu lɔ́ɔlu mɛi feerɛ
80 puu lɔ́ɔlu mɛi saaɓa
90 puu lɔ́ɔlu mɛi náaŋ
100 ŋuŋ
200 ŋuŋ feerɛ
1,000 wála
2,000 wála feerɛ

Hear some Kpelle numbers:

Information about Kpelle numerals
https://www.languagesandnumbers.com/how-to-count-in-kpelle/en/kpe/
https://talkingcrazyinkpelle.wordpress.com/counting-in-kpelle/

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