Numbers in various languages

Details of how to count in a variety of languages, with recordings for some of them.

Alphabetical index | Index by language family


Index of numbers pages by language family

Austroasiatic | Austronesian | Aymaran | Chadic | Caucasian | Chukotko-Kamchatkan | Dravidian | Indo-European | Sino-Tibetan | Manchu-Tungus | Turkic | Uralic | Uto-Aztecan | Language isolates | International Auxiliary Languages


Austroasiatic languages

Vietnamese

Austronesian languages

Malayo-Polynesian languages
Cebuano, Cuyonon, Hawaiian, Ibaloi, Iloko, Javanese, Malagasy, Malay and Indonesian, Maranao, Masbateño, Rapa Nui, Tagalog, Tausūg, Tuvaluan, Yakan

Aymaran languages

Aymara

Chadic languages

Hausa

Caucasian languages

North East Caucasian languages
Chechen, Hunzib, Lezgi, Tsakhur
North West Caucasian languages
Adyghe
South Caucasian languages
Georgian

Chukotko-Kamchatkan languages

Koryak

Dravidian languages

Kannada, Tamil, Telugu

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Indo-European languages

Celtic languages
Proto-Celtic, Gaulish, Brittonic, Old Welsh, Middle Welsh, Archaic Irish, Old Irish and Classical Irish
Cumbric (sheep-scoring numbers)
Breton, Cornish, Welsh, Irish, Manx and Scottish Gaelic
Cornish, Irish, Welsh (separately)
Germanic languages
Dutch, German, Swiss German
Indo-Aryan languages
Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Persian, Punjabi, Sinhala, Tajik, Talysh
Romance languages
French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Romansh
Slavic languages
Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Polish, Russian, Slovenian and Ukrainian

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Sino-Tibetan languages

Chinese languages
Mandarin, Cantonese, Hakka, Taiwanese and Shanghainese

Manchu-Tungus languages

Nanai, Ulch

Turkic languages

Karakalpak, Shor, Teleut, Tofa, Turkish, Uzbek

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Uralic languages

Finnic languages
Finnish, Estonian, Ingrian, Karelian, Livonian, Vepsian and Votian
Modrivin languages
Moksha
Sámi languages
South, Ume, Pite, Lule, North, Skolt, Inari, Kildin and Ter Sámi

Uto-Aztecan languages

Nahuatl

Language isolates

Japanese, Korean

International Auxiliary languages

Esperanto, Interlingua, Lingua Franca Nova, Folkspraak and Volapük

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Links

Numbers from 1 to 10 in Over 5000 Languages
http://www.zompist.com/numbers.shtml

List of numbers (1-10) in various languages
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_numbers_in_various_languages

Language and numbers - details of counting systems for over 90 languages
http://www.languagesandnumbers.com

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