Numbers in Oshiwambo (Eenomola)

Information about counting in Oshiwambo, a Bantu language spoken in parts of Namibia and Angola. The numbers come after the thing you're counting, and their forms depend on what you're counting. For example, oshikombo shimwe (one goat), ongobe imwe (one cow), efuma limwe (one frog), oikombo ivali (two goats), eengobe mbali (two cows).

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Numeral Cardinal numbers
0 zero
1 imwe, -mwe
2 mbali, -vali
3 nhatu, -tatu
4 nhee, -ne
5 nhano, -tano
6 hamano, -hamano
7 heyali, -heyali
8 hetatu, -hetatu
9 omuwoi
10 omulongo
11 omulongo na imwe
12 omulongo nambali
13 omulongo nanhatu
14 omulongo nanhee
15 omulongo nantano
16 omulongo nahamano
17 omulongo naheyali
18 omulongo nahetatu
19 omulongo naomugoyi
20 omilongo mbali
25 omilongo mbali nanhano
30 omilongo nhatu
40 omilongo nhee
50 omilongo nhano
60 omilongo hamano
70 omilongo heyali
80 omilongo hetatu
90 omilongo omugoyi
100 efele
200 omafele avali
300 omafele atatu
1,000 eyovi
10,000 omayovi omulongo
1,000,000 omiliona

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Information about Oshiwambo | Phrases | Numbers

Information about Oshiwambo numbers

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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

Numbers in other languages

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