Luvale numbers

How to count in Luvale (Chiluvale), a Bantu language spoken in southern Angola and northern Zambia.

The forms of numbers change depending on what you're counting.

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

Numeral Cardinal Ordinal
1 kamwe, chimwe chakavanga, chatete
2 tuvali, vivali chamuchivali
3 tutatu, vitatu chamuchitatu
4 tuwana, viwana chamuchiwana
5 tutanu, vitanu chamuchitanu
6 tutanu nakamwe
vitanu na chimwe
chamuchitanu na chimwe
7 tunanu natuvali
vitanu na vivali
chamuchitanu na tuvali
8 tutanu natutatu
vitanu na vitatu
chamuchitanu na tutatu
9 tunanu natuwana
vitanu na viwana
chamuchitanu na tuwana
10 likumi cha mulikumi
11 likumi nakamwe
12 likumi natuvali
13 likumi natutatu
14 likumi natuwana
15 likumi natutanu
16 likumi natutanu nakamwe
17 likumi natutanu natuvali
18 likumi natutanu natutatu
19 likumi natutanu natuwana
20 makumi avali
21 makumi avali nakamwe
22 makumi avali natuvali
23 makumi avali natutatu
24 makumi avali natuwana
25 makumi avali natutanu
26 makumi avali natutanu nakamwe
27 makumi avali natutanu natuvali
28 makumi avali natutanu natutatu
29 makumi avali natutanu natuwana
30 makumi atatu
40 makumi awana
50 makumi atanu
60 makumi-atanu nalimwe
70 makumi-atanu na-vali
80 makumi-atanu na-atatu
90 makumi-atanu na-awana
100 khulukaji
1,000 likombakaji
1,000,000 kanunu

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Information about Luvale | Numbers

Numbers in Bantu languages

Basaa, Bemba, Chichewa, Chokwe, Comorian, Ewondo, 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

Numbers in other languages

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