Numbers in Lango

How to count in Lango (Lëblango), a Southern Luo language spoken in northern Uganda

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Numeral Cardinal numbers Ordinal numbers
1 acɛl me acɛl
2 aryɔɔ me aryɔɔ
3 adek me adek
4 aŋwɛn me aŋwɛn
5 abic me abic
6 abicɛl me abicɛl
7 abiro me abiro
8 aboro me aboro
9 abongwɛn me abongwɛn
10 apar me apar
11 apar wiɛ acɛl  
12 apar wiɛ aryɔɔ  
13 apar wiɛ adek  
14 apar wiɛ aŋwɛn  
15 apar wiɛ abic  
16 apar wiɛ abicɛl  
17 apar wiɛ abiro  
18 apar wiɛ aboro  
19 apar wiɛ abongwɛn  
20 pyer aryɔɔ  
21 pyer aryɔɔ wiɛ acɛl  
22 pyer aryɔɔ wiɛ aryɔɔ  
23 pyer aryɔɔ wiɛ adek  
24 pyer aryɔɔ wiɛ aŋwɛn  
25 pyer aryɔɔ wiɛ abic  
26 pyer aryɔɔ wiɛ abicɛl  
27 pyer aryɔɔ wiɛ abiro  
28 pyer aryɔɔ wiɛ aboro  
29 pyer aryɔɔ wiɛ abongwɛn  
30 pyer adek  
40 pyer aŋwɛn  
50 pyer abic  
60 pyer abicɛl  
70 pyer abiro  
80 pyer aboro  
90 pyer abongwɛn  
100 mia, mia acɛl  
200 mia aryɔɔ  
300 mia adek  
400 mia aŋwɛn  
500 mia abic  
600 mia abicɛl  
700 mia abiro  
800 mia aboro  
900 mia abongwɛn  
1,000 tutumia, tutumia acɛl  
2,000 tutumia aryɔɔ  
3,000 tutumia adek  
4,000 tutumia aŋwɛn  
5,000 tutumia abic  
6,000 tutumia abicɛl  
7,000 tutumia abiro  
8,000 tutumia aboro  
9,000 tutumia abongwɛn  
1,000,000 milion  
once ì cɛl  
twice ì ryɔɔ  
three times ì adek  

- Bruno Carollo: Practical Lango Grammar. Universitá di Trieste, 1991.
- Michael Noonan: A Lango Grammar. Berlin/New York 1992.

Information compiled by Wolfgang Kuhl

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