Numbers in Bambassi

How to count in Bambassi (Màwés Aasʼè), an Omotic language spoken in the Benishangul-Gumuz Region of western Ethiopia.

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Numeral Cardinal numbers Ordinal numbers
1 hishkì hishkìngè
2 numbo numboìngè
3 teezè teezìngè
4 mec’e mec’ìngè
5 k’wíssí k’wíssìngè
6 kjaansè kjaasìngè
7 kúlùmbò kúlùmbìngè
8 kúteezé kúteezíngè
9 kúsméc’è kúsméc’ìngè
10 kúusúu kúusìngè
11 kúusgét-ishkì  
12 kúusgét-numbo  
13 kúusgét-teezè
14 kúusgét-mec’e
15 kúusgét-k’wíssí
16 kúusgét-kjaansè
17 kúusgét-kúlùmbò
18 kúusgét-kúteezé
19 kúusgét-kúsméc’è
20 numbo-kuusan  
21 numbo-kuusan hishkàn  
22 numbo-kuusan numbo  
23 numbo-kuusan teezè
24 numbo-kuusan mec’e
25 numbo-kuusan k’wíssí
26 numbo-kuusan kjaansè
27 numbo-kuusan kúlùmbò
28 numbo-kuusan kúteezé
29 numbo-kuusan kúsméc’è
30 teezè-kuuse  
40 mec’e-kuuse  
50 k’wissí-kuuse  
60 kjaansè-kuuse  
70 kúlùmbò-kuuse  
80 kúreezé-kuuse  
90 kúsméc’è-kuuse  
100 kúus-kuuse  

Source: A Grammar of Northern Mao (Màwés Aas’è) by Michael Bryan Ahland

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