Numbers in Kamba

Information about counting in Kamba (Kikamba), a Bantu language spoken in southern Kenya and northern Tanzania.

Numbers take different prefixes depending on what you are counting. For example: mũndũ ũmwe = 1 person, andũ elĩ = two people, andũ atatũ = three people.

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Numeral Cardinal numbers
0 noti, nzilo
1 ĩmwe
2 ĩlĩ
3 itatũ
4 inya
5 itano
6 thanthatũ
7 mũonza
8 nyanya
9 keenda
10 ĩkũmi
11 ĩkũmi na ĩmwe
12 ĩkũmi na ilĩ
13 ĩkũmi na ĩtatũ
14 ĩkũmi na inya
15 ĩkũmi na itano
16 ĩkũmi na thanthatũ
17 ĩkũmi na mũonza
18 ĩkũmi na nyanya
19 ĩkũmi na keenda
20 miongo ĩlĩ
30 miongo ĩtatũ
40 miongo ina
50 miongo ĩtano
60 miongo thanthatũ
70 miongo mũonza
80 miongo nyanya
90 miongo keenda
100 ĩana
200 maana eli
300 maana atatu
400 maana ana
500 maana atano
600 maana thanthatu
700 maana muonza
800 maana nyanya
900 maana keenda
1,000 ngili ĩmwe
10,000 ngili ĩkũmi
1,000,000 milioni

Source: https://fsi-languages.yojik.eu/languages/PeaceCorps/Kikamba/Kikamba%20manual.pdf

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Numbers in Bantu languages

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