Numbers in Bole

Information about counting in Bole (bṑ pìkkà), a West Chadic language spoken in the northeast of Nigeria.

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Numeral Cardinal numbers
1 mōɗì
2 bòlou
3 kunùm
4 pòɗɗo
5 bàɗì
6 bàccimōɗì, bàsshimōɗì
7 bāwulo
8 pōrɗo
9 ɓṑnùm
10 bìmbaɗi
11 dìr mōɗì
12 dìr bòlou
13 dìr kunnùm
14 dìr pòɗɗo
15 dìr bàɗì
16 dìr bàccimōɗì, dìr bàsshimōɗì
17 dìr bāwulo
18 dìr pōrɗo
19 dìr ɓṑnùm
20 ko bòlou
30 ko kunnùm
40 ko poɗɗo
50 ko bàɗì
60 ko bàccimōɗì, ko bàsshimōɗì
70 ko bāwulo
80 ko pōrɗo
90 ko ɓṑnùm
100 dalma
1000 dibu
1,000,000 dibudibbà, mìlìyôn

Source: Alhaji Maina Gimba & Russell G. Schuh. BOLE-ENGLISH-HAUSA DICTIONARY AND ENGLISH-BOLE WORDLIST. University of California Press, 2015.

Information compiled by Wolfgang Kuhl

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