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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

Afro-Asiatic | Algonquian | Austroasiatic | Austronesian | Aymaran | Chadic | Caucasian | Chukotko-Kamchatkan | Dravidian | Hokan | Indo-European | Iroquoian | Khoisan | Manchu-Tungus | Muskogean | Na-Dené | Niger-Congo, Sino-Tibetan | Tungusic | Turkic | Uralic | Uto-Aztecan | Creole languages | Language isolates | International Auxiliary Languages


Afro-Asiatic languages

Cushitic
Somali
Semitic
Hebrew

Algonquian languages

Atikamekw, Delware, Sauk

Austroasiatic languages

Arawak, Vietnamese

Austronesian languages

Malayo-Polynesian languages

Aymaran languages

Aymara

Chadic languages

Hausa

Caucasian languages

North East Caucasian languages
Bezhta, Chechen, Godoberi, Hunzib, Kubachi, Lezgi, Tsakhur
North West Caucasian languages
Abaza, Adyghe
South Caucasian languages
Georgian

Chukotko-Kamchatkan languages

Alyutor, Koryak

Dravidian languages

Kannada, Tamil, Telugu

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Hokan languages

Karuk

Indo-European languages

Albanian languages
Albanian
Baltic languages
Latgalian
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, Sarikoli, Shughni, Sinhala, Tajik, Talysh
Romance languages
French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Romansh
Slavic languages
Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Slovenian and Ukrainian
Serbian (separately)

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Iroquoian languages

Cherokee

Khoisan languages

Khoekhoe (Nama)

Manchu-Tungus languages

Nanai, Oroch, Ulch

Muskogean languages

Eastern Muskogean
Koasati
Western Muskogean
Choctaw

Na-Dené languages

Tłı̨chǫ (Dogrib)

Niger-Congo languages

Altantic-Congo
Cebaara, Supyire, Wolof
Bantu
Lingala, Maore, Soga, Swahili, Umbundu
Mande
Bambara, Soninke, Vai

Sino-Tibetan languages

Sinitic languages
Mandarin, Cantonese, Hakka, Taiwanese and Shanghainese
Tibeto-Burman languages
Yi

Tungusic languages

Evenki
Negidal

Turkic languages

Crimean Tatar, Dolgan, Gagauz, Karakalpak, Khakas, Shor, Teleut, Tofa, Turkish, Uzbek, Yakut

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Uralic languages

Finnic languages
Finnish, Estonian, Ingrian, Karelian, Livonian, Vepsian, Võro, Votic
Votic (separately)
Modrivin languages
Moksha
Permic languages
Udmurt
Sámi languages
South, Ume, Pite, Lule, North, Skolt, Inari, Kildin and Ter Sámi
Samoyedic languages
Nganasan, Selkup

Uto-Aztecan languages

Nahuatl, Guerrero Nahuatl

Creole languages

Cape Verdean Creole, Manado Malay

Language isolates

Eskayan, Japanese, Korean, Mapuche

International Auxiliary languages

Esperanto, Interlingua, Lingua Franca Nova, Folkspraak and Volapük, Interslavic, Lingwa de planeta

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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

Multilingual pages

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