Numbers in Nuer

How to count in Nuer (Thok Naath), a Western Nilotic language spoken in South Sudan and western Ethiopia.

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Numeral Cardinal numbers
0 baŋ
1 kɛl
2 rɛw
3 diɔ̱k
4 ŋuan
5 dhiec
6 bäkɛl
7 bärɔw
8 bädäk
9 bäŋuan
10 wäl
11 wäl kɛl
12 wäl rɛw
13 wäl diɔ̱k
14 wäl ŋuan
15 wäl dhiec
16 wäl bäkɛl
17 wäl bärɔw
18 wäl bädäk
19 wäl bäŋuan
20 jɛn rɛw
21 jɛn rɛw wi̱cdɛ kɛl
22 jɛn rɛw wi̱cdɛ rɛw
23 jɛn rɛw wi̱cdɛ diɔ̱k
24 jɛn rɛw wi̱cdɛ ŋuan
25 jɛn rɛw wi̱cdɛ dhiec
26 jɛn rɛw wi̱cdɛ bäkɛl
27 jɛn rɛw wi̱cdɛ bärɔw
28 jɛn rɛw wi̱cdɛ bädäk
29 jɛn rɛw wi̱cdɛ bäŋuan
30 jɛn diɔ̱k
31 jɛn diɔ̱k wi̱cdɛ kɛl
32 jɛn diɔ̱k wi̱cdɛ rɛw
33 jɛn diɔ̱k wi̱cdɛ diɔ̱k
34 jɛn diɔ̱k wi̱cdɛ ŋuan
35 jɛn diɔ̱k wi̱cdɛ dhiec
36 jɛn diɔ̱k wi̱cdɛ bäkɛl
37 jɛn diɔ̱k wi̱cdɛ bärɔw
38 jɛn diɔ̱k wi̱cdɛ bädäk
39 jɛn diɔ̱k wi̱cdɛ bäŋuan
40 jɛn ŋuan
50 jɛn dhiec
60 jɛ̱n ba̱kɛl
70 jɛ̱n ba̱rɔw
80 jɛ̱n ba̱de̱k
90 jɛ̱n ba̱ŋɔan
100 kuɔ̱r (kɛl)
1,000 bathdɔɔr (kɛl)
1,000,000 ki̱th (kɛl)

Information about counting in Nuer
https://www.nuerlexicon.com/vocabulary/numbers.php

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