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 | Hokan | Indo-European | Iroquoian | Japonic | Khoisan | Kwa | 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 | 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, Tamazight
Chadic
Hausa, Moloko
Cushitic
Oromo, Afar, Somali
Semitic
Amharic, Arabic (Modern Standard), Hebrew, Maltese, Tigrinya

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Algonquian languages

Abenaki, Algonquin, Arapaho, Atikamekw, Blackfoot, Cheyenne, Cree (Woods), Innu, Malecite-Passamaquoddy, Mi'kmaq, Mohegan, Ojibwe, Sauk, 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

Chrau, Jedek, Khasi, Khmer, Kuy, Mundari, Sedang, Vietnamese

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Austronesian languages

Bornean languages
Kadazandusun, Penan, Yakan
Chamic languages
Cham
Formosan languages
Amis, Atayal, Kavalan, Paiwan, Pazeh, Puyuma, Saaroa, Saysiyat, Seediq
Malayo-Polynesian languages

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

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, Aklan, Balangao, Bantoanon, Bikol, Bolinao, Bontoc, Caluyanon, Capiznon, Casiguran Dumagat Agta, Cebuano, Cuyonon, Dupaningan, Gaddang, Gorontalo, Hiligaynon, Ibaloi, Ibanag, Ifugao, Iloko, Isnag, Ivatan, Kagayanen, Kankanaey, Maguindanao, Mapun, Maranao, Masbateño, Matigsalug Manobo, Mongondow, Pangasinan, Romblomanon, Tagalog, Tagbanwa, Tagabawà, Tausūg, Tboli, Tondano, Yami/Tao
Polynesian languages
Anutan, Futunan, Hawaiian, Kapingamarangi, Māori, Niuafoʻou, Niuean, Nukuria, Nukuoro, Pukapukan, Rapa Nui, Rarotongan, Rennellese, Samoan, Sikaiana, Tahitian, Tokelauan, Takuu, Tuvaluan, Wallisian

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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

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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, Avar, Batsbi, Bezhta, 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

Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Tulu

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Eskimo-Aleut languages

Greenlandic, Inuktitut, Iñupiaq

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Hokan languages

Karuk

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Indo-European languages

Proto languages
Proto-Celtic, Proto-Indo-European
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, Icelandic, Low German, Norwegian, Pennsylvania German / Dutch, Scots, Swedish, Swiss German, Värmlandic, Wymysorys, Yiddish
Hellenic languages
Greek
Indo-Aryan languages
Assamese, Bengali, Domari, Garhwali, Gujarati, Hajong, Hindi, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Marathi, Nepali, Odia (Oriya), Palula, Punjabi, Rohingya, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Sinhala, Sylheti, Torwali, Urdu
Iranian languages
Baluchi, Dari, Gilaki, Ishkashimi, Juhuri, Kurdish (Kurmanji), Kurdish (Soranî), Oroshor, Ossetian, Pashto, Persian, Sanglechi, Sarikoli, Shughni, Tajik, Talysh, Wakhi
Romance languages
Aragonese, Asturian, Catalan, Corsican, Dalmatian, Extremaduran, French, Galician, Gallo, Italian, Jèrriais, Latin, Ligurian, Monégasque, Picard, Piedmontese, Portuguese, Romanian, Romansh, Sardinian, Sicilian, Spanish, Walloon
Slavic languages
Belarusian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Kashubian, Macedonian, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Ukrainian

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Iroquoian languages

Cayuga, Cherokee, Mohawk, Onondaga, Seneca

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Japonic / Japanese-Ryukyuan languages

Japanese, Okinawan

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Khoisan languages

Khoekhoe (Nama)

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Kwa languages

Ga

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Mayan languages

Kaqchikel

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Misumalpan languages

Miskito

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Mongolic languages

Kalmyk, Mongolian

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Muskogean languages

Eastern Muskogean
Koasati
Western Muskogean
Choctaw, Creek

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Na-Dené languages

Tlingit
Athabaskan languages
Ahtna, Deg Xinag, Tłı̨chǫ (Dogrib), Hupa, Navajo, Tolowa, Tsuut'ina

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Niger-Congo languages

Altantic-Congo languages
Efik, Cebaara, Mundang, Supyire, Twi, Wolof
Bantu languages
Chichewa, Gwere, Lingala, Maore, Mwani, Nkore, Nyole, Soga, Swahili, Taita, Tswana, Umbundu, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu
Mande languages
Bambara, Kinyarwanda, Mandinka, Soninke, Vai
Volta-Niger languages
Igbo, Yoruba

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Nilo-Saharan languages

Acholi, 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

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Papuan languages

Savosavo

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Pomoan languages

Central Pomo

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Quechuan languages

Cuzco Quechua

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Salishan languages

Squamish

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Sino-Tibetan languages

Ao languages
Ao Naga, Yimchungrü
Bodic (Tibeto-Kanauri) languages
Brahmaputran languages
Khiamniungan, Kokborok, Muklom, Phom
Digaro languages
Digaro Mishmi, Idu Mishmi
Kukish languages
Chiru, Chothe, Gangte, Karbi, Paite, Simte, Zou
Lolo-Burmese languages
Burmese, Hani
Sinitic (Chinese) languages
Cantonese, Hakka, Mandarin, Shanghainese, Taiwanese
Tamangic languages
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, Hidatsa, Mandan, Quapaw, Stoney, Tutelo,

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Tai-Kaidai 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
Negidal, Oroch, Udege
Southern Tungusic
Manchu, Nanai, Orok / Uilta, Ulch

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Tupí-Guarani languages

Nheengatu

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Turkic languages

Altay, Altay (Teleut dialect), Altay (Tubalar dialect), Äynu, Azerbaijani, Bashkir, Chagatai, Chelkan, Chuvash, Crimean Tatar, Dolgan, Gagauz, Karakalpak, Kazakh, Khakas, Kyrgyz, Nogai, Shor, Soyot, Tatar, Tofa, Turkish, Turkmen, Uyghur, Uzbek, Yakut

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Uralic languages

Finnic languages
Estonian, Finnish, Ingrian, Karelian, Livonian, 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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Pidgins and Creoles

Cape Verdean Creole, Fanagalo, Kituba, Kristang, Manado Malay, Mauritian Creole, Pijin, Sango, Sranan

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Language isolates

Adaizan, Ainu, Basque, Chitimacha, Eskayan, Haida, Korean, Kunza, Mapuche, 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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