Numbers in Northern Sotho

Information about counting in Northern Sotho (Sesotho sa Leboa), a Bantu language spoken in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana.

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Numeral Cardinal numbers
1 tee
2 pêdi, pedi
3 tharo
4 nnê, nne
5 tlhano, hlano
6 tshela
7 šupa
8 seswai, seswae
9 senyane
10 lesome
11 lesometee
12 lesomepedi
13 lesometharo
14 lesomenne
15 lesomethlano
16 lesometshela
17 lesomešupa
18 lesomeseswae
19 lesomesenyane
20 masomepedi
21 masomepedi-tee
22 masomepedi-pedi
23 masomepedi-tharo
24 masomepedi-nne
25 masomepedi-thlano
26 masomepedi-tshela
27 masomepedi-šupa
28 masomepedi-seswai
29 masomepedi-senyane
30 masometharo
40 masomenne
50 masomethlano
60 masometshela
70 masomešupa
80 masomeseswai
90 masomesenyane
100 lekgolo
1,000 sekete

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Information about Northern Sotho numbers

Information about Northern Sotho | Phrases | Numbers | Tower of Babel

Numbers in Bantu languages

Basaa, Bemba, Bena, Benga, Central Teke, Chichewa, Chokwe, Comorian, Duala, Ewondo, Fang, Gusii, Gwere, Herero, Kamba, Kikuyu, Kimbundu, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Kongo, Kunda, Lingala, Lozi, Luba-Katanga (Kiluba), Luganda, Luvale, Makhuwa, Maore, Mbunda, Mwani, Ndebele (Northern), Ndebele (Southern), Nkore, Nyole, Nyungwe, Oshiwambo, Punu, Sengele, Shona, Soga, Sotho (Northern), Sotho (Southern), Swahili, Swati, Taita, Tsonga, Tswana, Tumbuka, Umbundu, Venda, Xhosa, Yao, Zulu

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