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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 | North Bougainville | Sino-Tibetan | Tungusic | Turkic | Uralic | Uto-Aztecan | Creole languages | Language isolates | International Auxiliary Languages

Afro-Asiatic languages


Algonquian languages

Atikamekw, Delware, Sauk

Austroasiatic languages

Arawak, Vietnamese

Austronesian languages

Malayo-Polynesian languages

Aymaran languages


Chadic languages


Caucasian languages

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

Chukotko-Kamchatkan languages

Alyutor, Koryak

Dravidian languages

Kannada, Tamil, Telugu


Hokan languages


Indo-European languages

Albanian languages
Baltic languages
Curonian, 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, Kashmiri, 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)


Iroquoian languages


Khoisan languages

Khoekhoe (Nama)

Manchu-Tungus languages

Nanai, Oroch, Ulch

Muskogean languages

Eastern Muskogean
Western Muskogean
Choctaw, Creek

Na-Dené languages

Tłı̨chǫ (Dogrib)

Niger-Congo languages

Cebaara, Supyire, Wolof
Lingala, Maore, Soga, Swahili, Umbundu
Bambara, Soninke, Vai

North Bougainville languages


Sino-Tibetan languages

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

Siouan languages


Tungusic languages


Turkic languages

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


Uralic languages

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

Uto-Aztecan languages

Guerrero Nahuatl, Nahuatl, O'odham, Yaqui

Creole languages

Cape Verdean Creole, Manado Malay, Pijin, Sranan

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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