Numbers in Beja

Information about counting in Beja (Bidhaawyeet), a Northern Cushitic language spoken in parts of Egypt, Sudan and Eritrea.

Key abbreviation: m = masculine, f = feminine.

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Numeral Cardinal numbers Ordinal numbers
1 gaal, قال (m)
gaat, قات (f)
awwal
2 maloob, مَلۆب (m)
maloot, مَلۆت (f)
malooba (m)
maloota (f)
3 mhay, مهَي (m)
mhayt, مهَيت (f)
mhaya (m)
mhayta (f)
4 fadhig, فَڈِق (m)
fadhigt, فَڈِقت (f)
fadhiga (m)
fadhigta (f)
5 ay, ٲي (m)
ayt, ٲيت (f)
aya (m)
ayta (f)
6 asagwir, ٲسَقْوِر (m)
asagwitt, ٲسَقْوِتّ (f)
asagwira (m)
asagwitta (f)
7 asaramaab, ٲسَرَماب (m)
asaramaat, ٲسَرَمات (f)
asaramaaba (m)
asaramaata (f)
8 asumhay, ٲسُمهَي (m)
asumhayt, ٲسُمهَيت (f)
asumhaya (m)
asumhayta (f)
9 ashshadhig, ٲششَڈِق (m)
ashshadhigt, ٲششَڈِقت (f)
ashshadhiga (m)
ashshadhigta (f)
10 tamin, تَمِن (m)
tamint, تَمِنت (f)
tamina (m)
taminta (f)
11 tamnagwir, تَمنَقْوِر (m)
tamnagwitt, تَمنَقْوِتّ (f)
12 tamnamaloob, تَمنَمَلۆب (m)
tamnamaloot, تَمنَمَلۆت (f)
13 tamna mhay, تَمنه مهَي (m)
tamna mhayt, تَمنه مهَيت (f)
14 tamna fadhig, تَمنه فَڈِق (m)
tamna fadhigt, تَمنه فَڈِقت (f)
15 tamna ay, تَمنه ٲي (m)
tamna ayt, تَمنه ٲيت (f)
16 tamna asagwir, تَمنه ٲسَقْوِر (m)
tamna asagwitt, تَمنه ٲسَقْوِتّ (f)
17 tamna asaramaab, تَمنه ٲسَرَماب (m)
tamna asaramaat, تَمنه ٲسَرَمات (f)
18 tamna asumhay, تَمنه ٲسُمهَي (m)
tamna asumhayt, تَمنه ٲسُمهَيت (f)
19 tamna ashshadhig, تَمنه ٲششَڈِق (m)
tamna ashshadhigt, تَمنه ٲششَڈِقت (f)
20 tagwuugw, تَقْوِقْو (m)
tagwuugwt, تَقْوِقْوت (f)
tagwuugwa
21 tagwgwagwir tagwgwagwira
30 mhay tamun, مهَي تَمُن (m)
mhay tamunt, مهَي تَمُنت (f)
40 fadhig tamun, فَڈِق تَمُن (m)
fadhig tamunt, فَڈِق تَمُنت (f)
50 ay tamun, ٲي تَمُن (m)
ay tamunt, ٲي تَمُنت (f)
60 asagwir tamun, ٲسَقْوِر تَمُن (m)
asagwir tamunt, ٲسَقْوِر تَمُنت (f)
70 asarama tamun, ٲسَرَمات تَمُن (m)
asarama tamunt, ٲسَرَمات تَمُنت (f)
80 asumhay tamun, ٲسُمهَي تَمُن (m)
asumhay tamunt, ٲسُمهَي تَمُنت (f)
90 ashshadhig tamun, ٲششَڈِق تَمُن (m)
ashshadhig tamunt, ٲششَڈِق تَمُنت (f)
100 sheeb, شێب sheeba
1,000 alif, ٲلِف alifa
1,000,000 milyoon, مِليۆن milyoona

Arabic numbers are usually used when counting past 100.

Links

Information about Beja numbers
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beja_language#Numbers
https://journals.pan.pl/Content/108802/PDF/FoliaOrientalia 55-18 5Blažek.pdf
https://epdf.pub/beja-pedagogical-grammar.html

Information about Beja | Numbers

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