Gwere numbers

How to count in Gwere (Lugwere), a Bantu language spoken in eastern Uganda.

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Numeral Cardinal Ordinal
0 ziiro  
1 moiza buberaabere
2 ibiri wakubiri
3 isatu wakusatu
4 iina wakuna
5 itaanu wakutaanu
6 mukaaga  
7 musanvu  
8 munaana  
9 mvenda  
10 ikumi  
11 ikumi na moiza  
12 ikumi na ibiri  
13 ikumi na isatu  
14 ikumi na iina  
15 ikumi na itaanu  
16 ikumi na mukaaga  
17 ikumi na musanvu  
18 ikumi na munaana  
19 ikumi na mvenda  
20 (makumi) aabiri  
21 (makumi) aabiri na moiza  
22 (makumi) aabiri na ibiri  
23 (makumi) aabiri na isatu  
24 (makumi) aabiri na iina  
25 (makumi) aabiri na itaanu  
26 (makumi) aabiri na mukaaga  
27 (makumi) aabiri na musanvu  
28 (makumi) aabiri na munaana  
29 (makumi) na mvenda  
30 (makumi) aabiri aasatu  
40 (makumi) aana  
50 (makumi) ataanu  
60 nkaaga  
70 nsanvu  
80 kinaana  
90 kyenda  
100 kikumi  
110 kikumi mu kumi  
120 kikumi mu abiri  
130 kikumi mwasatu  
140 kikumi mwana  
150 kikumi mwataanu  
160 kikumi muenkaaga  
170 kikumi munsanvu  
180 kikumi mu kinaana  
190 kikumi mu kyenda  
200 bibiri  
300 bisatu  
400 bina  
500 bitaanu  
600 lukaaga  
700 lusanvu  
800 lunaana  
900 lwenda  
1,000 lukumi  
2,000 nkumi ibiri  
3,000 nkumi isatu  
4,000 nkumi iina  
5,000 nkumi itaanu  
6,000 kakaaga  
7,000 kasanvu  
8,000 kanaana  
9,000 kenda  
10,000 mitwalo  
thousands nkumi  
hundreds of thousands busirivu  
million kakaire  
billion katabalika  
billions bufukunyi  
once lumo  
twice kabiri  
thrice kasatu  
ten times ikumi  


Information about Gwere | Numbers in Gwere

Information provided by Wolfgang Kuhl

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