Numbers in Xhosa (isiXhosa)

Information about counting in Xhosa, a Bantu language spoken in South Africa and Lesotho.

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Numeral Cardinal numbers Ordinal numbers
0 unothi  
1 inye okokuqala
2 zimbini okwesibini
3 zintathu okwesithathu
4 zine okwesine
5 zintlanu okwesihlanu
6 zintandathu okwesithadathu
7 isixhenxe okwesixhenxe
8 sisibhozo okwesibhozo
9 lithoba okwesithoba
10 lishumi okweshumi
11 lishumi elinanye okweshumi elinanye
12 lishumi elinesbini okweshumi elinesbini
13 lishumi elinesithathu okweshumi elinesithathu
14 lishumi elinesine okweshumi elinesine
15 lishumi elinesihlanu okweshumi elinesihlanu
16 lishumi elinesithandathu okweshumi elinesithandathu
17 lishumi elinesixhenxe okweshumi elinesixhenxe
18 lishumi elinesibhozo okweshumi elinesibhozo
19 lishumi elinethoba okweshumi elinethoba
20 amashumi amabini  
21 amashumi amabini ananye  
22 amashumi amabine anesibini  
23 amashumi amabine anesithathu  
24 amashumi amabine anesine  
25 amashumi amabine anesihlanu  
26 amashumi amabine anesithandathu  
27 amashumi amabine anesixhenxe  
28 amashumi amabine anesibhozo  
29 amashumi amabine anethoba  
30 amashumi amathathu  
40 amashumi amane  
50 amashumi amahlanu  
60 amashumi amathandathu  
70 amashumi asixhenxe  
80 amashumi asibhozo  
90 amashumi alithoba  
100 likhulu  
1,000 iwaka  
1,000,000 kwezigidi  

Information about Xhosa 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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