Cape Verdean Creole numbers

How to count in Cape Verdean Creole, a creole language based on Portuguese and African languages spoken mainly in Cape Verde.

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Numeral Cardinal Ordinal
0 zéru  
1 um purmeru
2 dós sugundu
3 trés tirseru
4 kuátu kuártu
5 sinku kintu
6 sax, séx
7 séti sétimu
8 oitu oitavu
9 nóvi nonu
10 dés désimu
11 ónzi  
12 duzi  
13 treizi  
14 katorzi  
15 kinzi  
16 dizasax, dizaséx  
17 dizaséti  
18 dizaoitu  
19 dizanóvi  
20 vinti  
21 vinti-um  
22 vinti-dós  
23 vinti-trés  
24 vinti-kuátu  
25 vinti-sinku  
26 vinti-sax  
27 vinti-séti  
28 vinti-oitu  
29 vinti-nóvi  
30 trinta  
31 trinti-um  
40 korénta  
41 korénti-um  
50 sunkuénta  
60 sasénta  
70 saténta  
80 oiténta  
90 novénta  
100 sem  
105 senti-sinku  
110 senti-dés  
120 senti-vinti  
130 senti-trinta  
137 senti-trinti-seti  
140 senti-korénta  
150 senti-sunkuénta  
160 senti-sasénta  
170 senti-saténta  
180 senti-oiténta  
190 senti-novénta  
200 duzéntus  
258 duzéntus-i-sunkuénti-oitu  
300 trezéntus  
346 trezéntus-i-korénti-sax  
400 kuátuséntus  
463 kuátuséntus-i-sasénti-trés  
500 kinhéntus  
575 kinhéntus-i-saténti-sinku  
600 saiséntus  
687 saiséntus-i-oiténti-séti  
700 sétuséntus  
732 sétuséntus-i-trinti-dós  
800 oituséntus  
894 oituséntus-i-novénti-kuátu  
900 noviséntus  
987 noviséntus-i-oiténti-séti  
1,000 mil  
1,510 mili-kinhéntus-i-dés  
2,000 dós mil  
2,014 dós mili-katorzi  
2,328 dós mili-trezéntus-i-vinti-oitu  
3,000 trés mil  
4,000 kuátu mil  
5,000 sinku mil  
6,000 sax mil  
7,000 séti mil  
8,000 oitu mil  
9,000 nóvi mil  
10,000 dés mil  
20,000 vinti mil  
30,000 trinta mil  
40,000 korénta mil  
50,000 sunkuénta mil  
60,000 sasénta mil  
70,000 saténta mil  
80,000 oiténta mil  
90,000 novénta mil  
100,000 sem mil  
300,000 trezéntus mil  
1,000,000 mil mil, um miliom  
2,000,000 dós miliom  
2,345,678 dós miliom trezéntus-i-korénti-sinku mili-saiséntus-i-saténti-oitu
3,000,000 trés miliom
3,100,000 trés miliom um sem mil
4,300,778 kuátu miliom trezéntus mili-saiséntus-i-saténti-oitu
9,999,999 novi miliom nóviséntus-i-nóventi mili-nóviséntus-i-nóventi-nóvi
1,000,000,000 um biliom
2,000,000,000 dós biliom

Source: Nicolas Quint: Parlons capverdien, langue et culture, 2003.

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