Numbers in various languages

Details of how to count in a variety of languages, with recordings for some of them.

Alphabetical index | Index by language family


Index of numbers pages by language family

Afro-Asiatic | Algonquian | Araucanian | Arawakan | Australian | Austroasiatic | Austronesian | Aymaran | Barbacoan | Caddoan | Cahuapanan | Cariban | Caucasian | Chonan | Chukotko-Kamchatkan | Chumashan | Dravidian | Eskimo-Aleut | Indo-European | Iroquoian | Japonic | Khoisan | Mayan | Misumalpan | Mongolic | Muskogean | Na-Dené | Niger-Congo | Nilo-Saharan | North Bougainville | Ongan | Oto-Manguean | Papuan | Pomoan | Quechuan | Salishan | Sino-Tibetan | Siouan | Tai-Kaidai Totonacan | Tsimshianic | Tungusic | Tupí-Guarani | Turkic | Uralic | Uto-Aztecan | Yok-Utian | Yukaghir | Pidgins and Creoles | Language isolates | International Auxiliary Languages | Constructed Languages

If any of the numbers are links, you can hear a recording by clicking on them. If you can provide recordings, please contact me.


Afro-Asiatic languages

Berber
Shilha, Tamahaq, Tamasheq, Tamazight
Chadic
Hausa, Migaama, Moloko, Sokoro, Somrai
Cushitic
Afar, Beja, Oromo, Somali
Egyptian
Coptic
Semitic
Amharic, Arabic (Chadian), Arabic (Egyptian), Arabic (Libyan), Arabic (Modern Standard), Arabic (Moroccan), Hebrew, Maltese, Tigre, Tigrinya, Turoyo

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Algonquian languages

Abenaki, Algonquin, Arapaho, Atikamekw, Blackfoot, Cheyenne, Cree (Moose), Cree (Plains), Cree (Swampy), Cree (Woods), Innu, Malecite-Passamaquoddy, Menominee, Mi'kmaq, Mohegan, Naskapi, Ojibwe, Penobscot, Potawatomi, Sauk, Shawnee, Unami (Lenape)

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Araucanian languages

Huilliche, Mapuche

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Arawakan languages

Arawak, Garifuna, Paraujano, Paresi, Wayuu

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Australian languages

Pama-Nyungan languages
Anindilyakwa, Pitjantjatjara, Yolŋu

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Austroasiatic languages

Aslian languages
Jedek
Bahnaric languages
Chrau, Sedang
Katuic languages
Kuy
Khasi-Palaungic languages
Khasi, Wa
Khmeric languages
Khmer
Monic languages
Mon, Nyah Kur
Munda languages
Mundari, Santali, Sora
Vietic languages
Kri, Muong, Vietnamese

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Austronesian languages

Bornean languages
Central Sinama, Kadazandusun, Penan, Rejang
Chamic languages
Cham, Jarai, Rade
Formosan languages
Amis, Atayal, Kavalan, Paiwan, Pazeh, Puyuma, Saaroa, Saysiyat, Seediq
Malayo-Polynesian languages

Araki, Balinese, Banjarese, Batak (Toba), Bugis, Dhao, Ende-Li'o, Hawu, Helong, Iban, Indonesian, Javanese, Kei, Madurese, Malagasy, Malay, Manggarainese, Minangkabau, Moma-Kulawi, Muna, Motu, Ngadha, Rongga, Sumbawa, Sundanese, Tado-Lindu, Tetum, Tolaki, Wandamen, Yakan

Micronesian languages
Carolinian, Chuukese, Kiribati, Marshallese, Mokliese, Nauruan, Pohnpeian, Puluwatese, Satawalese, Sonsorolese, Woleaian
Oceanic languages
Apma, Drehu, Fijian, Kove, Lote, Maskelynes, Nyelâyu, Paama, Roviana, Sobei, Sio, Tîrî, Ubir
Philippine languages
Abellen, Agutaynen, Aklan, Balangao, Bantoanon, Bikol, Bolinao, Bontoc, Bukid, Caluyanon, Capiznon, Casiguran Dumagat Agta, Cebuano, Cuyonon, Dupaningan, Gaddang, Gorontalo, Hiligaynon, Hanunó’o, Ibaloi, Ibanag, Ifugao, Iloko, Isnag, Itawis, Ivatan, Kagayanen, Kankanaey, Maguindanao, Mapun, Maranao, Masbateño, Matigsalug Manobo, Mongondow, Pangasinan, Ratahan, Romblomanon, Surigaonon, Tagalog, Tagbanwa, Tagabawà, Tausūg, Tboli, Tondano, Yami/Tao, Yogad
Polynesian languages
Anutan, Futunan, Hawaiian, Kapingamarangi, Mangareva, Māori, Moriori, Niuafoʻou, Niuean, Nukuria, Nukuoro, Pukapukan, Rapa Nui, Rarotongan, Rennellese, Samoan, Sikaiana, Tahitian, Tokelauan, Takuu, Tongan, Tuvaluan, Wallisian

More numbers in Austronesian languages
http://www.zompist.com/anes.htm


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Aymaran languages

Aymara, Jaqaru

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Barbacoan languages

Awa Pit

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Caddoan languages

Arikara, Caddo, Pawnee, Wichita

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Cahuapanan languages

Jebero

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Cariban languages

Bakairi, Carib, Ikpeng, Pemon, Wayana

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Caucasian languages

North East Caucasian languages
Aghul, Akhvakh, Andi, Avar, Batsbi, Bezhta, Botlikh, Chechen, Dargwa, Godoberi, Hinukh, Hunzib, Ingush, Khinalug, Kubachi, Lak, Lezgi, Rutul, Tabassaran, Tsakhur, Tsez, Udi
North West Caucasian languages
Abkhaz, Abaza, Adyghe, Kabardian
South Caucasian languages
Georgian, Laz, Mingrelian, Svan

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Chonan languages

Ona, Tehuelche

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Chukotko-Kamchatkan languages

Alyutor, Chukchi, Itelmen, Koryak

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Chumashan languages

Cruzeño

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Dravidian languages

Aheri Gondi, Brahui, Kannada, Kodava, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Tulu

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Eskimo-Aleut languages

Alutiiq, Greenlandic, Inuktitut, Iñupiaq, Yup'ik (Central Alaskan), Yupik (Central Siberian)

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Indo-European languages

Proto languages
Proto-Brythonic, Proto-Celtic, Proto-Germanic, Proto-Indo-European, Proto-Italic
Albanian languages
Albanian, Arbëresh
Armenian languages
Eastern Armenian, Western Armenian
Baltic languages
Curonian, Latgalian, Latvian, Lithuanian
Celtic languages

Proto-Celtic, Proto-Brythonic, Old Irish, Old Welsh, Middle Welsh, Gaulish, Breton, Cornish, Cumbric, Irish, Manx, Scottish Gaelic, Welsh

Germanic languages
Afrikaans, Alsatian, Bavarian, Cimbrian, Danish, Dutch, Elfdalian, English, Faroese, Frisian (East - Saterland), Frisian (North - Mooring), Frisan (North - Sylt), Frisian (West), German, Gothic, Gottscheerish, Gronings, Hunsrik, Icelandic, Limburgish, Low German, Luxembourgish, Mòcheno, Norn, Norwegian, Old English, Old Norse, Pennsylvania German / Dutch, Proto-Germanic, Scots, Shetlandic, Swabian, Swedish, Swiss German, Värmlandic, West Flemish, Wymysorys, Yiddish, Zeelandic
Hellenic languages
Greek (Ancient), Greek (Modern), Griko, Pontic Greek, Tsakonian
Indo-Aryan languages
Assamese, Bengali, Bhojpuri, Domari, Garhwali, Gujarati, Hajong, Hindi, Kalderash Romani, Kashmiri, Konkani, Kutchi, Maithili, Marathi, Nepali, Odia (Oriya), Palula, Punjabi, Rohingya, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Sinhala, Sylheti, Torwali, Urdu
Iranian languages
Baluchi, Dari, Gilaki, Ishkashimi, Juhuri, Kumzari, Kurdish (Kurmanji), Kurdish (Soranî), Oroshor, Ossetian, Pashto, Persian, Sanglechi, Sarikoli, Shughni, Tajik, Talysh, Wakhi
Italic languages
Faliscan, Latin, Oscan, Umbrian
Romance languages
Aragonese, Aromanian, Asturian, Catalan, Corsican, Dalmatian, Extremaduran, French, Friulian, Galician, Gallo, Istro-Romanian, Italian, Jèrriais, Ladin, Ligurian, Lombard, Monégasque, Neapolitan, Picard, Piedmontese, Portuguese, Provençal, Romanian, Romansh, Sardinian, Sicilian, Spanish, Walloon
Slavic languages
Belarusian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Kashubian, Macedonian, Old Church Slavonic, Polish, Proto-Slavic, Russian, Rusyn (Carpathian), Serbian, Silesian, Slovak, Slovenian, Sorbian (Lower), Sorbian (Upper), Ukrainian

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Iroquoian languages

Cayuga, Cherokee, Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca, Tuscarora, Wendat

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Japonic / Japanese-Ryukyuan languages

Japanese, Miyakoan, Okinawan

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Khoisan languages

Khoekhoe (Nama)

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Mayan languages

Achi, Akatek, Awakatek, Huasteco, Kaqchikel, Mam, Poqomam, Poqomchiʼ, Q'anjob'al, Q'eqchi', Sakpulktek, Tektitek, Yucatec Maya

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Misumalpan languages

Miskito

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Mongolic languages

Buryat, Daur, Kalmyk, Khitan, Mongolian, Monguor, Santa

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Muskogean languages

Eastern Muskogean
Alabama, Koasati, Mikasuki, Muscogee (Creek-Seminole)
Western Muskogean
Chickasaw, Choctaw

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Na-Dené languages

Tlingit
Athabaskan languages
Ahtna, Chipewyan, Dane-zaa, Deg Xinag, Tłı̨chǫ (Dogrib), Gwichʼin, Hupa, Jicarilla, Mescalero-Chiricahua, Navajo, Sekani, Tolowa, Tsuut'ina, Western Apache

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Niger-Congo languages

Altantic-Congo languages
Efik, Cebaara, Mundang, Supyire, Twi, Wolof
Bantoid languages
Tiv
Bantu languages
Basaa, Bemba, Chichewa, Chokwe, Comorian, Fang, Gusii, Gwere, Herero, Kamba, Kirundi, Lingala, Luganda, Luvale, Makhuwa, Maore, Mbunda, Mwani, Ndebele (Southern), Nkore, Northern Sotho, Nyole, Nyungwe, Punu, Shona, Soga, Southern Sotho, Swahili, Swati, Taita, Tsonga, Tswana, Tumbuka, Umbundu, Venda, Xhosa, Yao, Zulu
Kwa languages
Akan, Akuapem, Ga, Twi
Mande languages
Bambara, Kinyarwanda, Mandinka, Soninke, Susu, Vai
Volta-Niger languages
Igbo, Yoruba

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Nilo-Saharan languages

Acholi, Ateso, Daza, Dholuo, Lango

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North Bougainville languages

Rotokas

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Ongan languages

Jarawa

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Oto-Manguean languages

Mazatec, Otomi (Sierra), Zapotec (Aloápam), Zapotec (Choápam), Zapotec (Isthmus), Zapotec (Rincón)

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Papuan languages

Savosavo

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Pomoan languages

Central Pomo

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Quechuan languages

Ancash Quechua, Ayacucho Quechua, Cusco Quechua, Kichwa

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Salishan languages

Squamish

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Sino-Tibetan languages

Ao languages
Ao Naga, Yimchungrü
Bodic (Tibeto-Kanauri) languages
Dzongkha, Ladakhi, Sherpa, Tibetan
Brahmaputran languages
Khiamniungan, Kokborok, Muklom, Phom
Digaro languages
Digaro Mishmi, Idu Mishmi
Karenic languages
Red Karen (West Kayah)
Kukish languages
Chiru, Chothe, Gangte, Karbi, Paite, Simte, Zou
Lolo-Burmese languages
Burmese, Hani, Lahu
Sinitic (Chinese) languages
Cantonese, Hakka, Mandarin, Shanghainese, Taiwanese
Tibeto-Burman languages
Angami, Apatani, Balti, Bokar, Hmar, Inpui, Khowa (Bugun), Koireng, Liangmai Naga, Lisu, Milang, Moyon, Na, Naxi, Pochuri (Naga), Sartang, Sherdukpen, Singpho, Tangam, Tangkhul (Naga), Yi

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Siouan languages

Assiniboine, Biloxi, Chiwere, Crow, Dakota, Hidatsa, Ho-Chunk (Winnebago), Lakota, Mandan, Omaha, Osage, Quapaw, Stoney, Tutelo

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Tai-Kaidai / Kra-Dai languages

Lao, Thai

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Totonacan languages

Papantla Totonac

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Trans-New Guinea languages

Abui, Makalero, Sawila, Teiwa,

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Tsimshianic languages

Tsimshian

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Tungusic / Manchu-Tungus languages

Northern Tungusic
Even, Evenki, Negidal, Oroch, Udege
Southern Tungusic
Jurchen, Manchu, Nanai, Orok / Uilta, Ulch, Xibe

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Tupí-Guarani languages

Guaraní, Nheengatu

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Turkic languages

Altay, Altay (Teleut dialect), Altay (Tubalar dialect), Äynu, Azerbaijani, Bashkir, Chagatai, Chelkan, Chulym, Chuvash, Crimean Tatar, Dolgan, Gagauz, Karakalpak, Karaim, Kazakh, Khakas, Kumyk, Kyrgyz, Nogai, Old Turkic, Salar, Shor, Soyot, Tatar, Tofa, Turkish, Turkmen, Tuvan, Urum, Uyghur, Uzbek, Yakut

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Uralic languages

Finnic languages
Estonian, Finnish, Ingrian, Karelian, Kven, Livonian, Livvi-Karelian, Proto-Finnic, Vepsian, Võro, Votic
Mari languages
Hill Mari, Meadow Mari
Mordvinic languages
Erzya, Moksha
Permic languages
Komi, Udmurt
Sámi languages
Inari Saami, Kildin Sámi, Lule Sámi, Northern Sámi, Pite Sámi, Skolt Sámi, Southern Sámi, Ter Sámi, Ume Sámi
Samoyedic languages
Enets, Nenets, Nganasan, Selkup
Ugric languages
Hungarian, Khanty, Mansi

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Uto-Aztecan languages

Guerrero Nahuatl, Hopi, Huichol, Nahuatl, O'odham, Tarahumara, Timbisha, Tongva, Yaqui

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Yok-Utian languages

Mutsun, Wukchumni

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Yukaghir languages

Northern Yukaghir, Southern Yukaghir

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Pidgins and Creoles

Cape Verdean Creole, Fanagalo, Haitian Creole, Kituba, Kristang, Manado Malay, Mauritian Creole, Norfuk, Pijin, Sango, Sierra Leone Creole, Sranan, Tok Pisin

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Language isolates

Adaizan, Ainu, Basque, Bilua, Burushaski, Chitimacha, Eskayan, Haida, Karuk, Korean, Kunza, Nivkh, Puroik/Sulung, Tunica, Yuchi / Euchee, Zakhring, Zuni

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International Auxiliary languages

Esperanto, Folkspraak, Ido, Interlingua, Interlingue / Occidental, Interslavic, Lingwa de planeta, Lingua Franca Nova, Novial, Romániço, Volapük

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Constructed languages

Dothraki, Klingon, Laala, Lojban, Quenya, Solresol, Toki Pona

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If you would like to make any corrections or additions to this page, or if you can provide recordings, please contact me.

Links

Numbers from 1 to 10 in Over 5000 Languages
http://www.zompist.com/numbers.shtml

List of numbers (1-10) in various languages
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_numbers_in_various_languages

Language and numbers - details of counting systems for over 90 languages
http://www.languagesandnumbers.com

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