Nheengatu numbers

Numbers in Nheengatu (ñe'engatú), a Tupí-Guarani language spoken in Colombia, Venezuela and Brazil.

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 iepé iepesaua
2 mukũi mukũisaua
3 musapíri musapirisaua
4 irundi irundisaua
5 iepepu (lit. one hand) iepepusaua
6 puiepé (lit. one hand + one) puiepesaua
7 pumukũi (lit. one hand + two) pumukũisaua
8 pumusapíri (lit. one hand + three) pumusapirisaua
9 puirundi (lit. one hand + four) puirundisaua
10 mukũipu, pupu (lit. two hands) mukũipusaua, pupusaua

Source: Eduardo de Almeida Navarro. Curso de Língua Geral: Nheengatu ou Tupi Moderno. São Paulo - 2011.

Information provided by Wolfgang Kuhl

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

Information about Nheengatu | Numbers in Nheengatu

Numbers in Tupí-Guarani languages

Cocama, Guaraní, Nheengatu

Numbers in other languages

Alphabetical index | Language family index


Green Web Hosting - Kualo

Why not share this page:



If you like this site and find it useful, you can support it by making a donation via PayPal or Patreon, or by contributing in other ways. Omniglot is how I make my living.


Note: all links on this site to Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.fr are affiliate links. This means I earn a commission if you click on any of them and buy something. So by clicking on these links you can help to support this site.

Get a 30-day Free Trial of Amazon Prime (UK)