Numbers in Nkore

How to count in Nkore (Runyankore), a Bantu spoken mainly in south west Uganda.

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Numeral Cardinal numbers
1 emwe
2 ibiri
3 ishatu
4 ina
5 itaano
6 mukaaga
7 mushanju
8 munaana
9 mwenda
10 ikumi
11 ikumi nemwe
12 ikumi nibiri
13 ikumi nishatu
14 ikumi nina
15 ikumi nitaano
16 ikumi namukaaga
17 ikumi namushanju
18 ikumi namunaana
19 ikumi namwenda
20 (makumi) abiri
21 abiri nemwe
22 abiri nibiri
23 abiri nishatu
24 abiri nina
25 abiri nitaano
26 abiri namukaaga
27 abiri namushanju
28 abiri namunaana
29 abiri namwenda
30 (makumi) ashatu
40 makumi ana or makumiana (makumyana)
50 (makumi) ataano
60 nkaaga
70 nshanju
80 kinaana
90 kyenda
100 igana, kikumi
200 bibiri
210 bibiri nikumi
250 bibiri ataano
251 bibiri ataano nemwe
300 bishatu
350 bishatu n’ataano
400 bina
500 bitano
600 rukaga
700 rushanju
800 runana
900 rwenda
1,000 rukumi
1,050 rukumi ataano
1,100 rukumi nakikumi
1,200 rukumi nabibiri
1,300 rukumi nabishatu
1,400 rukumi nabina
1,500 rukumi nabitano
1,600 rukumi narukaaga
1,700 rukumi narushanju
1,800 rukumi narunana
1,900 rukumi narwenda
2,000 enkumibiri
2,500 enkumibiri na bitaano
3,000 enkumishatu
4,000 enkumina
5,000 enkumitano
6,000 kakaga
7,000 kashanju
8,000 kanaana
9,000 kenda
10,000 omutwaro
11,000 omutwaro narukumi
11,500 omutwaro narukumi na bitano
12,000 omutwaro nenkumibiri
13,000 omutwaro nenkumishatu
14,000 omutwaro nenkumina
15,000 omutwaro nenkumitano
16,000 omutwaro nakaaga
17,000 omutwaro nakashanju
18,000 omutwaro nakanaana
19,000 omutwaro nakenda
20,000 emitwaro ebiri
21,000 emitwaro ebiri narukumi
22,000 emitwaro ebiri nenkumi ibiri
23,000 emitwaro ebiri nenkumi ishatu
24,000 emitwaro ebiri nenkumi ina
25,000 emitwaro ebiri nenkumi itaano
26,000 emitwaro ebiri nenkumi nakakaga
27,000 emitwaro ebiri nenkumi nakashanju
28,000 emitwaro ebiri nenkumi nakanaana
29,000 emitwaro ebiri nenkumi nakenda
30,000 emitwaro eshato
35,000 emitwaro necicweka
40,000 emitwaro ena
45,000 emitwaro ena necicweka
50,000 emitwaro etano
55,000 emitwaro etano necicweka
60,000 emitwaro mukaaga
65,000 emitwaro mukaaga necicweka
70,000 emitwaro mushanju
75,000 emitwaro mushanju necicweka
80,000 emitwaro munaana
85,000 emitwaro munaana necicweka
90,000 emitwaro mwenda
95,000 emitwaro mwenda necicweka
100,000 emitwaro ikumi
503,000 emitwaro ataano nenkumi ishatu
1,000,000 miliyoni emwe
2,000,000 miliyoni ibiri

Sources: Introduction to Runyankore/Rukiga and Runyankole lessons

Information compiled by Wolfgang Kuhl

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Numbers in Bantu languages

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