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How to count in Tibetan (བོད་སྐད་), a Tibetic language spoken in parts of China, India and Nepal.

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Numeral Cardinal numbers Ordinal numbers
0 ཀླད་ཀོར་ (laykor)
1 གཅིག་ (chig) [t͡ɕi˥˩] དང་པོ་ (dang po) [tʰaŋ˩˧.ko˥˥]
2 གཉིས་ (nyi) [ȵiː˥˥] གཉིས་པ་ (nyi pa)
3 གསུམ་ (sum) [sum˥˥] གསུམ་པ་ (sum pa)
4 བཞི་ (shi) [ɕi˩˧] བཞི་པ་ (shi pa)
5 ལྔ་ (nga) [ŋa˥˥] ལྔ་པ་ (nga pa)
6 དྲུག་ (trug) [ʈ͡ʂʰu˩˧˨] དྲུག་པ་ (trug pa)
7 བདུན་ (dün) [tỹ˩˧] བདུན་པ་ (dün pa)
8 པརྒྱད་ (gyay) [cɛː˩˧˨] བརྒྱད་པ་ (gyay pa)
9 དགུ་ (gu) [ku˩˧] དགུ་པ་ (gu pa)
10 ༡༠ བཅུ་ (chu) [t͡ɕu˥˥] བཅུ་པ་ (chu pa)
11 ༡༡ བཅུ་གཅིག་ (chu ji) [t͡ɕu˥˥.t͡ɕi˥˩] བཅུ་གཅིག་པ་ (chu ji pa)
12 ༡༢ བཅུ་གཉིས་ (chu nyi) [t͡ɕu˥˥.ȵiː˥˥]
13 ༡༣ བཅུ་གསུམ་ (chok sum)
14 ༡༤ བཅུ་བཞི་ (chu shi) [t͡ɕu˥˥.ɕi˩˧]
15 ༡༥ བཅུ་ལྔ་ (cho nga) [t͡ɕu˥˥.ŋa˥˥]
16 ༡༦ བཅུ་དྲུག་ (chu du) [t͡ɕu˥˥.ʈ͡ʂʰu˩˧˨]
17 ༡༧ བཅུ་བདུན་ (chug dün) [t͡ɕu˥˥.tỹ˩˧]
18 ༡༨ བཅུ་པརྒྱད་ (chu gyay) [t͡ɕu˥˥.cɛː˩˧˨]
19 ༡༩ བཅུ་དགུ་ (chu gu) [t͡ɕu˥˥.ku˩˧]
20 ༢༠ ཉི་ཤུ་ (nyi shu) [ȵi˩˧.ɕu˥˥]  
21 ༢༡ ཉི་ཤུ་རྩ་གཅིག་ (nyi shu tsa ji)
22 ༢༢ ཉི་ཤུ་རྩགཉིས་ (nyi shu tsa nyi)
23 ༢༣ ཉི་ཤུ་རྩགསུམ་ (nyi shu tsa sum)
24 ༢༤ ཉི་ཤུ་རྩབཞི་ (nyi shu tsa shi)
25 ༢༥ ཉི་ཤུ་རྩ་ལྔ་ (nyi shu tsa nga)
26 ༢༦ ཉི་ཤུ་རྩདྲུག་ (nyi shu tsa du)
27 ༢༧ ཉི་ཤུ་རྩབདུན་ (nyi shu tsa dün)
28 ༢༨ ཉི་ཤུ་རྩཔརྒྱད་ (nyi shu tsa gyay)
29 ༢༩ ཉི་ཤུ་རྩདགུ་ nyi shu tsa gu)
30 ༣༠ སུམ་ཅུ (sum ju)
40 ༤༠ བཞི་བཅུ (ship ju)
50 ༥༠ ལྔ་བཅུ (ngap ju)
60 ༦༠ དྲུག་ཅུ (trug chu) [ʈ͡ʂʰu(k̚)ˀ˩˧.t͡ɕu˥˥]
70 ༧༠ བདུན་ཅུ (dün ju) [tỹ˩˧.t͡ɕu˥˥]
80 ༨༠ བརྒྱད་ཅུ (gyay ju) [cɛː˩˧.t͡ɕu˥˥]
90 ༩༠ དགུ་བཅུ (gup ju) [kup̚˩˧.t͡ɕu˥˥]
100 ༡༠༠ བརྒྱ་ (gya)  
200 ༢༠༠ བརྒྱ་གཉིས་ (gya nyi)  
300 ༣༠༠ བརྒྱ་གསུམ་ (gya sum)  
400 ༤༠༠ བརྒྱ་བཞི་ (gya shi)  
500 ༥༠༠ བརྒྱ་ལྔ་ (gya nga)  
600 ༦༠༠ བརྒྱ་དྲུག་ (gya trug)  
700 ༧༠༠ བརྒྱ་བདུན་ (gya dün)  
800 ༨༠༠ བརྒྱ་པརྒྱད་ (gya gyay)  
900 ༩༠༠ བརྒྱ་དགུ་ (gya gu)  
1,000 ༡༠༠༠ སྟོང་ (tong) [toŋ˥˥]  
2,000 ༢༠༠༠ སྟོངགཉིས་་ (tong nyi)  
3,000 ༣༠༠༠ སྟོང་གསུམ (tong sum)  
4,000 ༤༠༠༠ སྟོང་བཞི་ (tong shi)  
5,000 ༥༠༠༠ སྟོང་ལྔ་ (tong nga)  
6,000 ༦༠༠༠ སྟོང་དྲུག་ (tong trug)  
7,000 ༧༠༠༠ སྟོང་བདུན་ (tong dün)  
8,000 ༨༠༠༠ སྟོང་པརྒྱད་ (tong gyay)  
9,000 ༩༠༠༠ སྟོང་དགུ་ (tong gu)  
10,000 ༡༠༠༠༠ ཁྲི་ (khri) [ʈ͡ʂʰi˥˥]  
1 million ༡༠༠༠༠༠༠ ས་ཡ་ (sa ya) [sa˥˥.ja˥˥]  
10 million ༡༠༠༠༠༠༠༠ བྱེ་བ་ (bye ba) [t͡ɕʰi˩˧.wə˥˥]  
100 million ༡༠༠༠༠༠༠༠༠ དུང་ཕྱུར་ (dung phyur) [tʰuŋ˩˧.t͡ɕʰuː(ɹ)˥˥]  
1 billion ༡༠༠༠༠༠༠༠༠༠ ཐེར་འབུམ་ (ther 'bum) [tʰiŋ˥˥.pum˥˥]  
10 billion ༡༠༠༠༠༠༠༠༠༠༠ ཐེར་འབུམ་ཆེན་པོ་ (ther 'bum chen po)  
100 billion ༡༠༠༠༠༠༠༠༠༠༠༠ ཁྲག་ཁྲིག་ (khrag khrig)  
1 trillion ༡༠༠༠༠༠༠༠༠༠༠༠༠ ཁྲག་ཁྲིག་ཆེན་པོ་ (khrag khrig chen po)  

Hear the numbers 1-100 in Tibetan

Information about counting in Tibetan

https://www.slideshare.net/Zefortiche/how-to-count-in-tibetan
https://quizlet.com/122877688/tibetan-ordinal-numbers-flash-cards/
https://www.facebook.com/stepbysteptibetan/posts/1526993350921467

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Numbers in Tibeto-Burman languages

Angami, Apatani, Balti, Bokar, Hmar, Inpui, Khowa (Bugun), Koireng, Liangmai Naga, Milang, Moyon, Na, Naxi, Pochuri (Naga), Sartang, Sherdukpen, Singpho, Tangam, Tangkhul (Naga), Tibetan, Yi

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