Numbers in Kirundi

Information about counting in Kirundi (Ikirundi), a Bantu language spoken mainly in Burundi.

Numbers take prefixes according to the class of the noun they are attached to. For example, one person = umuntu umwe, two people = abantu babiri, two things = ibintu bibiri.

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Numeral Cardinal numbers Ordinal numbers
0 zero
1 rimwe uwa mbere
2 kabiri uwa kabiri
3 gatatu uwa gatatu
4 kane uwa kane
5 gatanu uwa gatanu
6 gatandatu uwa gatandatu
7 indwi uwa indwi
8 umunani uwa umunani
9 icenda uwa icenda
10 icumi uwa icumi
11 icumi n'umwe
12 icumi na babiri
13 icumi na batatu
14 icumi na bane
15 icumi na batanu
16 icumi na batandatu
17 icumi n'indwi
18 icumi n'umunani
19 icumi n'icenda
20 mirongo ibiri
21 mirongo ibiri na rimwe
22 mirongo ibiri na kabiri
23 mirongo ibiri na gatatu
24 mirongo ibiri na kane
25 mirongo ibiri na gatanu
26 mirongo ibiri na gatandatu
27 mirongo ibiri n'indwi
28 mirongo ibiri n'umunani
29 mirongo ibiri n'icenda
30 mirongo itatu
40 mirongo ine
50 mirong itanu
60 mirong itandatu
70 mirong irindwi
80 mirong umunani
90 mirong icenda
100 ijana
200 amajana abiri
300 amajana atatu
400 amajana ane
500 amajana atanu
600 amajana atandatu
700 amajana indwi
800 amajana umunani
900 amajana umunani
1,000 igihumbi
2,000 ibihumbi bibiri
3,000 ibihumbi bitatu
4,000 ibihumbi bine
1,000,000 umuriyoni


The ordinal numbers shown are used when referring to people. other prefixes are used when talking about other things.

Information about counting in Kirundi

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Numbers in Bantu languages

Basaa, Bemba, Bena, Benga, Central Teke, Chichewa, Chokwe, Comorian, Duala, Ewondo, Fang, Gusii, Gwere, Herero, Kamba, Kikuyu, Kimbundu, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Kongo, Kunda, Lingala, Lozi, Luba-Katanga (Kiluba), Luganda, Luvale, Makhuwa, Maore, Mbunda, Mwani, Ndebele (Northern), Ndebele (Southern), Nkore, Nyole, Nyungwe, Oshiwambo, Punu, Sengele, Shona, Soga, Sotho (Northern), Sotho (Southern), Swahili, Swati, Taita, Tsonga, Tswana, Tumbuka, Umbundu, Venda, Xhosa, Yao, Zulu

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