Numbers in Soninke

Information about counting in Soninke, a Mande language spoken mainly in Mali.

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Numeral Cardinal numbers Ordinal numbers
0 xafu, kaaduuro  
1 fana, baane fana, laabudda
2 fillo filla, fillandi
3 sikko sikka, sikkandi
4 naxato naxatandi
5 karago  
6 tunmu  
7 ɲeeru  
8 seegu, segu  
9 kabu  
10 tanmu  
11 tanmu do fana  
12 tanmu do fillo  
13 tanmu do sikko  
14 tanmu do naxato  
15 tanmu do karago  
16 tanmu do tunmu  
17 tanmu do ɲeeru  
18 tanmu do seegu  
19 tanmu do kabu  
20 tanpille, tanfille  
21 tanpille do fana  
22 tanpille do fillo  
23 tanpille do sikko  
24 tanpille do naxato  
25 tanpille do karago  
26 tanpille do tunmu  
27 tanpille do ɲeeru  
28 tanpille do seegu  
29 tanpille do kabu  
30 tanjikke  
40 tannaxate  
50 tankarage  
60 tandume  
70 tanɲere  
80 tancege, tansege  
90 tankabe  
100 kame  
150 kame do tankarage  
200 kamo filli  
300 kamo sikki  
400 kamo naxati  
500 kamo karagi  
600 kamo tunmi  
700 kamo ɲeeri  
800 kamo seegi  
900 kamo kabi  
1,000 wujune, wujjuune  
1,234 wujune do kamo filli do tanjikke do naxato  
2,000 wujunu filli  
3,000 wujunu sikki  
1,000,000 miliyo  
4,000,000 miliyu naxati  
1,000,000,000 miliyaari  
5,000,000,000 miliyaarinu karagi  
1/2 fillande  
1/3 sikkande  
once ganni  

Sources: Soninke-French-English lexicon.
Christian Girier: Parlons Soninké. Paris - 1996.

Information compiled by Wolfgang Kuhl

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