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Numbers in Afar

How to count in Afar (Qafaraf), a Cushitic language spoken in Ethiopia, Djibouti and Eritrea.

Key to abbreviations: m = masculine, f = feminine.

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Numeral Cardinal numbers Ordinal numbers
0 foyyá  
1 iniki inikhaytu (m)
inkhayto (f)
2 lammaya, nammaya lammahaytu (m)
lammahayto (f)
3 sidocu, sidoxu sidochaytu (m)
sidochayto (f)
4 fereyi, fireyi fereyhaytu (m)
sidochayto (f)
5 konoyu konoyhaytu (m)
konoyhayto (f)
6 laceyi, laheyi, lixeyi  
7 malciini, malxiini  
8 bacaara, baxaara  
9 sagaala  
10 tabana  
11 taban kee iniki  
12 taban kee lammaya  
13 taban kee sidocu  
14 taban kee fereyi  
15 taban kee konoyu  
16 taban kee laceyi  
17 taban kee malciini  
18 taban kee bacaara  
19 taban kee sagaala  
20 labaatanna  
21 labaatanna kee iniki  
22 labaatanna kee lammaya  
23 labaatanna kee sidocu  
24 labaatanna kee fereyi  
25 labaatanna kee konoyu  
26 labaatanna kee laceyi  
27 labaatanna kee malciini  
28 labaatanna kee bacaara  
29 labaatanna kee sagaala  
30 soddomu  
40 morootomu  
50 kontomu  
60 lactama, laxtama  
70 malcina-tabana
maixiina tabana (7x10)
 
80 bacra-tabana
baxra tabana (8x10)
 
90 sagla-tabana (9x10)  
100 boolu  
200 lamma-boolu  
300 sidiica-boolu  
400 affara-boolu  
500 koona-boolu  
600 laca-boolu  
700 malcina-boolu  
800 bacra-boolu  
900 sagla-boolu  
1,000 alfi (poetic: kuum, kuun)  
2,000 lamma-alfi  
3,000 sidiica-alfi  
4,000 affara-alfi  
5,000 koona-alfi  
6,000 laca-alfi  
7,000 malcina-alfi  
8,000 bacra-alfi  
9,000 sagla-alfi  
1,000,000 malyuun  
1/2 garab, abxá, nussi  
1/3 inki sidoctá  
1/4 inki fereytá  
2/3 lamma sidoctá  
100% boolul boolu  
70% boolul malcina tabana  

Sources

Information about Afar numerals
http://afaraf.free.fr/page/numeraux.html

Information compiled by Wolfgang Kuhl

Information about Afar | Numbers in Afar

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