Numbers in various languages

Details of how to count in a variety of languages, with recordings for some of them.

Alphabetical index | Index by language family


Index of numbers pages by language family

Afro-Asiatic | Algonquian | Araucanian | Arawakan | Australian | Austroasiatic | Austronesian | Aymaran | Barbacoan | Boran | Caddoan | Cahuapanan | Cariban | Caucasian | Chibchan | Chonan | Chukotko-Kamchatkan | Chumashan | Dravidian | Eskimo-Aleut | Hmong-Mien | Indo-European | Iroquoian | Japonic | Jivaroan | Khoisan | Koreanic | Mayan | Misumalpan | Mixe-Zoque | Mongolic | Muskogean | Na-Dené | Niger-Congo | Nilo-Saharan | North Bougainville | Ongan | Oto-Manguean | Pauwasi | Pomoan | Quechuan | Salishan | Sino-Tibetan | Siouan | Tai-Kaidai Totonacan | Trans-New-Guinea | Tsimshianic | Tungusic | Tupí-Guarani | Turkic | Tyrsenian | Uralic | Uto-Aztecan | yok | Yok-Utian | Yukaghir | Yuman-Cochimí | Pidgins and Creoles | Language isolates | International Auxiliary Languages | Constructed Languages

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Afro-Asiatic languages

Berber
Shilha, Tamahaq, Tamasheq, Tamazight
Chadic
Bole, Hdi, Hausa, Migaama, Moloko, Sokoro, Somrai
Cushitic
Afar, Beja, Iraqw, Oromo, Somali
Egyptian
Coptic
Omotic
Aari, Bambassi, Bench
Semitic
Amharic, Arabic (Chadian), Arabic (Egyptian), Arabic (Hejazi), Arabic (Lebanese), Arabic (Libyan), Arabic (Modern Standard), Arabic (Moroccan), Aramaic, Ge'ez, Hebrew, Maltese, Phoenician, Tigre, Tigrinya, Turoyo

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Algonquian languages

Abenaki, Algonquin, Arapaho, Atikamekw, Blackfoot, Cheyenne, Chippewa, Cree (Moose), Cree (Plains), Cree (Swampy), Cree (Woods), Fox, Innu, Kickapoo, Malecite-Passamaquoddy, Menominee, Miami, Mi'kmaq, Mohegan, Naskapi, Ojibwe, Ottawa, Penobscot, Potawatomi, Sauk, Shawnee, Unami (Lenape)

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Araucanian languages

Huilliche, Mapuche

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Arawakan languages

Apurinã, Arawak, Garifuna, Paraujano, Paresi, Wapishana, Wayuu

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Australian languages

Pama-Nyungan languages
Anindilyakwa, Gamilaraay, Pitjantjatjara, Warlpiri, Wiradjuri, Yolŋu

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Austroasiatic languages

Aslian languages
Jedek
Bahnaric languages
Chrau, Sedang, Tampuan
Katuic languages
Kuy
Khasi-Palaungic languages
Khasi, Wa
Khmeric languages
Khmer
Monic languages
Mon, Nyah Kur
Munda languages
Ho, Korku, Mundari, Santali, Sora
Nicobarese languages
Chaura, Shompen
Vietic languages
Kri, Muong, Vietnamese

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Austronesian languages

Bornean languages
Bonggi, Ida’an, Kadazandusun, Kelabit, Lun Bawang, Penan, Rejang
Celebic languages
Balantak, Cia-Cia, Kulisusu, Muna, Tajio, Tolaki, Tukang Besi
Chamic languages
Acehnese, Cham, Jarai, Rade
Formosan languages
Amis, Atayal, Bunun, Kavalan, Kanakanavu, Paiwan, Pazeh, Puyuma, Saaroa, Saysiyat, Seediq, Tsou
Malayo-Polynesian languages
Alorese, Ambel, Araki, Bambam, Balinese, Banjarese, Batak (Toba), Batuley, Bengkulu, Biak, Bugis, Chamorro, Fordata, Iban, Indonesian, Javanese, Kei, Kembayan, Kerinci, Komering, Lamaholot, Lampung, Madurese, Malagasy, Malay, Minangkabau, Moma-Kulawi, Motu, Paku, Selaru, Sumbawa, Sundanese, Tado-Lindu, Tokodede, Ulumandaʼ, Urak Lawoi’, Wamesa, Wandamen, Yakan, Yamdena
Micronesian languages
Carolinian, Chuukese, Kiribati, Kosraean, Marshallese, Mokliese, Nauruan, Pingelapese, Pohnpeian, Puluwatese, Satawalese, Sonsorolese, Tobian, Woleaian
New Caledonian languages
Cèmuhî, Drehu, Kumak, Nengone, Numèè, Nyelâyu, Paicî, Tîrî
Oceanic languages
Ahamb, Apma, Avava, Babatana, Bariai, Big Numbas, Bola, Cheke Holo, Daakaka, Dorig, Fijian, Hiw, Hoava, Kara, Kokota, Kove, Lakon, Lewo, Lote, Lo-Toga, Manam, Maskelynes, Mavea, Mussau-Emira, Mwotlap, Nafsan, Nahavaq, Namakura, Nduke, Neve‘ei, North Efate, Nume, Paama, Papapana, Rotuman, Roviana, Siar, Sio, Sobei, Sursurunga, Tigak, Tamambo, Ubir, Ughele, Vitu
Philippine languages
Abellen, Agutaynen, Aklan, Balangao, Bantoanon, Bikol, Blaan, Bolinao, Bontoc, Bukid, Caluyanon, Capiznon, Casiguran Dumagat Agta, Cebuano, Cuyonon, Dupaningan, Gaddang, Gorontalo, Hiligaynon, Hanunó’o, Ibaloi, Ibanag, Ifugao, Iloko, Isnag, Itawis, Ivatan, Kagayanen, Kankanaey, Kinaray-a, Maguindanao, Mapun, Maranao, Masbateño, Matigsalug Manobo, Mongondow, Onhan, Pangasinan, Ratahan, Romblomanon, Surigaonon, Tagalog, Tagbanwa, Tagabawà, Tausūg, Tawbuid (Eastern), Tboli, Tondano, Waray-Waray, Western Subanon, Yami/Tao, Yogad
Polynesian languages
Proto-Polynesian, Anutan, Emae, Futunan, Hawaiian, Kapingamarangi, Mangareva, Māori, Marquesan (North), Marquesan (South), Moriori, Niuafoʻou, Niuean, Nukumanu, Nukuria, Nukuoro, Pukapukan, Rapa, Rapa Nui, Rarotongan, Rennellese, Samoan, Sikaiana, Tahitian, Tokelauan, Takuu, Tongan, Tuamotuan, Tuvaluan, Wallisian, West Uvean
Sama-Bajaw languages
Central Sinama
Southeast Solomonic languages
Arosi, Gela, Ghari, Kwara’ae, Lau, Lengo, Oroha, Santa Cruz
Sumba-Flores languages
Dhao, Ende-Li'o, Hawu, Kambera, Manggarainese, Ngadha, Rongga
Timoric languages
Dawan, Helong, Tetum

More numbers in Austronesian languages
http://www.zompist.com/anes.htm


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Aymaran languages

Aymara, Jaqaru

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Barbacoan languages

Awa Pit

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Boran languages

Muinane

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Caddoan languages

Arikara, Caddo, Pawnee, Wichita

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Cahuapanan languages

Jebero

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Cariban languages

Bakairi, Carib, Ikpeng, Pemon, Wayana

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Caucasian languages

North East Caucasian languages
Aghul, Akhvakh, Andi, Archi, Avar, Bagvalal, Batsbi, Bezhta, Botlikh, Budukh, Caucasian Albanian, Chamalal, Chechen, Dargwa, Godoberi, Hinukh, Hunzib, Ingush, Kaitag, Karata, Khinalug, Kryts, Kubachi, Lak, Lezgi, Rutul, Tabassaran, Tindi, Tsakhur, Tsez, Udi
North West Caucasian languages
Abkhaz, Abaza, Adyghe, Kabardian
South Caucasian languages
Georgian, Laz, Mingrelian, Svan

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Chibchan languages

Arhuaco

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Chonan languages

Ona, Tehuelche

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Chukotko-Kamchatkan languages

Alyutor, Chukchi, Itelmen, Koryak, Koryak (Chavchuven dialect)

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Chumashan languages

Cruzeño

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Dravidian languages

Aheri Gondi, Badaga, Brahui, Kannada, Kodava, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Tulu

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Eskimo-Aleut languages

Aleut, Alutiiq, Greenlandic, Inuktitut, Inuktun, Iñupiaq, Yup'ik (Central Alaskan), Yupik (Central Siberian)

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Hmong-Mien languages

Hmong Dau, Iu Mien

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Indo-European languages

Proto languages
Proto-Brythonic, Proto-Celtic, Proto-Germanic, Proto-Indo-European, Proto-Italic
Albanian languages
Albanian (Gheg), Albanian (Tosk), Arbëresh
Armenian languages
Eastern Armenian, Western Armenian
Baltic languages
Curonian, Latgalian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Samogitian
Celtic languages

Proto-Celtic, Celtiberian, Gaulish, Proto-Brythonic, Cumbric, Old Welsh, Middle Welsh, Welsh, Middle Cornish, Cornish, Old Breton, Middle Breton, Breton Old Irish, Middle Irish, Irish, Manx, Scottish Gaelic

Germanic languages
Afrikaans, Alsatian, Bavarian, Cimbrian, Danish, Dutch, Elfdalian, English, Faroese, Frisian (East - Saterland), Frisian (North - Mooring), Frisan (North - Sylt), Frisian (West), German, Gothic, Gottscheerish, Gronings, Hunsrik, Icelandic, Limburgish, Low German, Luxembourgish, Mòcheno, Norn, Norwegian, Old English, Old Norse, Pennsylvania German / Dutch, Proto-Germanic, Scots, Shetlandic, Swabian, Swedish, Swiss German, Värmlandic, West Flemish, Wymysorys, Yiddish, Yola, Zeelandic
Hellenic languages
Greek (Ancient), Greek (Modern), Griko, Pontic Greek, Tsakonian
Indo-Aryan languages
Assamese, Bengali, Bhojpuri, Chakma, Dogri, Dumi, Fiji Hindi, Garhwali, Gujarati, Hajong, Hindi, Kashmiri, Konkani, Kutchi, Limbu, Maithili, Maldivian, Marathi, Nepali, Odia (Oriya), Palula, Punjabi, Rohingya, Sanskrit, Saurashtra, Sindhi, Sinhala, Sylheti, Torwali, Urdu, Zaza(ki)
Iranian languages
Baluchi, Dari, Gilaki, Ishkashimi, Juhuri, Kumzari, Kurdish (Kurmanji), Kurdish (Soranî), Oroshor, Ossetian, Pashto, Persian, Sanglechi, Sarikoli, Shughni, Tajik, Talysh, Wakhi, Yaghnobi
Italic languages
Faliscan, Latin, Oscan, Umbrian
Romance languages
Aragonese, Aromanian, Asturian, Catalan, Corsican, Dalmatian, Extremaduran, French, Friulian, Galician, Gallo, Istriot, Istro-Romanian, Italian, Jèrriais, Ladin, Ligurian, Llanito, Lombard, Monégasque, Neapolitan, Picard, Piedmontese, Portuguese, Provençal, Romanian, Romansh, Sardinian (Limba Sarda Comuna), Sardinian (Campidanese), Sardinian (Gallurese), Sardinian (Logudorese), Sardinian (Nuorese), Sardinian (Sassarese), Sicilian, Spanish, Venetian, Walloon
Romani languages
Caló, Domari, Finnish Kalo, Kalderash Romani, Sinte Romani, Welsh Romani
Slavic languages
Belarusian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Kashubian, Macedonian, Old Church Slavonic, Polish, Proto-Slavic, Russian, Rusyn (Carpathian), Serbian, Silesian, Slovak, Slovenian, Sorbian (Lower), Sorbian (Upper), Ukrainian

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Iroquoian languages

Cayuga, Cherokee, Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca, Tuscarora, Wendat

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Japonic / Japanese-Ryukyuan languages

Japanese, Miyakoan, Okinawan, Yonaguni

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Jivaroan languages

Aguaruna

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Khoisan languages

Khoekhoe (Nama)

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Koreanic languages

Jeju, Korean

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Mayan languages

Achi, Akatek, Awakatek, Ch’ol, Chorti, Chuj, Huasteco, Jakaltek, Kaqchikel, Mam, Poqomam, Poqomchiʼ, Q'anjob'al, Q'eqchi', Sakpulktek, Tektitek, Tzeltal, Tzotzil, Yucatec Maya

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Misumalpan languages

Miskito

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Mixe-Zoque languages

Chimalapa Zoque, Isthmus Mixe, Midland Mixe, Sayula Popoluca, Texistepec

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Mongolic languages

Buryat, Daur, Kalmyk, Khitan, Mongolian, Monguor, Santa

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Muskogean languages

Eastern Muskogean
Alabama, Koasati, Mikasuki, Muscogee (Creek-Seminole)
Western Muskogean
Chickasaw, Choctaw

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Na-Dené languages

Eyak, Tlingit
Athabaskan languages
Ahtna, Babine-Witsuwit'en, Carrier (Dakelh), Chipewyan, Dane-zaa, Deg Xinag, Gwichʼin, Hän, Hupa, Jicarilla, Kaska, Mescalero-Chiricahua, Navajo, Sekani, Tłı̨chǫ (Dogrib), Tolowa, Tsuut'ina, Western Apache

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Niger-Congo languages

Altantic-Congo languages
Berom, Efik, Cebaara, Jibu, Mundang, Supyire, Twi, Wolof
Bantoid languages
Bafanji, Bamum, Ghomalaʼ, Mmen, Tiv
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
Gur languages
Dagbani, Frafra, Kabiye, Mampruli, Mossi, Tumulung Sisaala, Waama, Western Sisaala
Kwa languages
Adele, Akan, Akuapem, Anii, Chumburung, Dangme, Ga, Kyode, Logba, Twi
Mande languages
Bambara, Kinyarwanda, Kpelle, Mandinka, Soninke, Susu, Vai
Senegambian languages
Fula
Volta-Niger languages
Ewe, Igala, Igbo, Ikwerre, Isoko, Urhobo, Yoruba

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Nilo-Saharan languages

Acholi, Ateso, Daza, Dholuo, Kanuri, Kupsabiny, Lango, Nuer, Zaghawa

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North Bougainville languages

Rotokas

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Ongan languages

Jarawa

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Oto-Manguean languages

Mazatec, Mixtec (Chayuco), Otomi (Sierra), Tlapanec (Malinaltepec), Zapotec (Aloápam), Zapotec (Choápam), Zapotec (Isthmus), Zapotec (Rincón)

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Pomoan languages

Central Pomo, Northern Pomo

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Pauwasi languages

Lepki

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Quechuan languages

Ancash Quechua, Ayacucho Quechua, Cusco Quechua, Kichwa

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Salishan languages

Coeur d’Alene, Comox, Halkomelem, Klallam, Lushootseed, Okanagan, Salish, Shuswap, Squamish

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Sino-Tibetan languages

Angami-Pochuri languages
Mao
Ao languages
Chungli Ao, Yimchungrü
Bodic (Tibeto-Kanauri) languages
Dzongkha, Kagate, Khengkha, Kurtöp, Ladakhi, Sherpa, Sikkimese, Tibetan
Brahmaputran languages
Chang, Khiamniungan, Kokborok, Muklom, Phom
Digaro languages
Digaro Mishmi, Idu Mishmi
Karenic languages
Eastern Pwo Karen, Red Karen (West Kayah), Sgaw Karen
Kukish languages
Chiru, Chothe, Gangte, Hakha, Karbi, Manipuri, Paite, Simte, Tedim, Zeme, Zou
Lolo-Burmese languages
Burmese, Hani, Lahu, Lisu, Nuosu
Sinitic (Chinese) languages
Cantonese, Dungan, Hakka, Mandarin, Shanghainese, Taiwanese
Tibeto-Burman languages
Angami, Balti, Hmar, Inpui, Khowa (Bugun), Koireng, Lepcha, Liangmai Naga, Milang, Moyon, Naxi, Pochuri (Naga), Sartang, Sherdukpen, Singpho, Tangkhul (Naga)

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Siouan languages

Assiniboine, Biloxi, Chiwere, Crow, Dakota, Hidatsa, Ho-Chunk (Winnebago), Lakota, Mandan, Omaha, Osage, Quapaw, Stoney, Tutelo

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Tai-Kaidai / Kra-Dai languages

Ahom, Aiton, Isan, Lao, Shan, Tai Dam, Tai Hongjin, Tai Lue, Tai Nuea, Thai, Yongbei Zhuang

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Totonacan languages

Huehuetla Tepehua, Papantla Totonac

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Trans-New Guinea languages

Central Solomons languages
Bilua, Savosavo
Mek languages
Ketengban
Ok languages
Ngalum
Timor-Alor-Pantar languages
Abui, Bunak, Ketengban, Makalero, Sawila, Teiwa,
West Papuan languages
Tobelo

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Tsimshianic languages

Tsimshian

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Tungusic / Manchu-Tungus languages

Northern Tungusic
Even, Evenki, Negidal, Oroch, Udege
Southern Tungusic
Jurchen, Manchu, Nanai, Orok / Uilta, Ulch, Xibe

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Tupí-Guarani languages

Cocama, Guaraní, Nheengatu

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Turkic languages

Altay, Altay (Teleut dialect), Altay (Tubalar dialect), Äynu, Azerbaijani, Bashkir, Chagatai, Chelkan, Chulym, Chuvash, Crimean Tatar, Dolgan, Gagauz, Ili Turki, Karachay-Balkar, Karaim, Karakalpak, Kazakh, Khakas, Khalaj, Khorasani Turkic, Kumandy, Kumyk, Kyrgyz, Nagaibak, Nogai, Old Turkic, Qashqai, Romanian Tatar, Salar, Shor, Soyot, Tatar, Teleut, Tofa, Turkish, Turkmen, Tuvan, Urum, Uyghur, Uzbek, Western Yugur, Yakut

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Tyrsenian languages

Etruscan

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Uralic languages

Proto-Uralic
Finnic languages
Estonian, Finnish, Ingrian, Karelian, Kven, Livonian, Livvi-Karelian, Ludic, Proto-Finnic, Vepsian, Võro, Votic
Mari languages
Hill Mari, Meadow Mari
Mordvinic languages
Erzya, Moksha
Permic languages
Besermyan, Komi, Udmurt
Sámi languages
Inari Saami, Kildin Sámi, Lule Sámi, Northern Sámi, Pite Sámi, Skolt Sámi, Southern Sámi, Ter Sámi, Ume Sámi
Samoyedic languages
Enets, Nenets, Nganasan, Selkup
Ugric languages
Hungarian, Khanty, Mansi

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Wakashan languages

Ditidaht, Haisla, Heiltsuk, Kwak̓wala, Makah, Nuu-Chah-Nulth (Nootka)

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Uto-Aztecan languages

Comanche, Guerrero Nahuatl, Hopi, Huichol, Nahuatl, Nahuatl (Classical), Nawat, O'odham, Shoshone, Tarahumara, Timbisha, Tongva, Yaqui

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Yok-Utian languages

Mutsun, Wukchumni

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Yukaghir languages

Northern Yukaghir, Southern Yukaghir

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Yuman-Cochimí languages

Kiliwa

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Pidgins and Creoles

Bislama, Cape Verdean Creole, Chinook Jargon, Dominican Creole, Fanagalo, Haitian Creole, Kituba, Kristang, Manado Malay, Mauritian Creole, Ndyuka, Norfuk, Papiamento, Pijin, Sango, Saramaccan, Sierra Leone Creole, Sranan, Tok Pisin

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Language isolates

Adaizan, Ainu, Basque, Burushaski, Chitimacha, Eskayan, Haida, Karuk, Keres, Kunza, Nivkh, Puroik/Sulung, Tunica, Warao, Yuchi / Euchee, Zakhring, Zuni

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International Auxiliary languages

Esperanto, Folkspraak, Ido, Interlingua, Interlingue / Occidental, Interslavic, Lingwa de planeta, Lingua Franca Nova, Neolatin, Novial, Romániço, Volapük

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Constructed languages

Dothraki, Klingon, Laala, Lojban, Quenya, Solresol, Toki Pona

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Links

Numbers from 1 to 10 in Over 5000 Languages
http://www.zompist.com/numbers.shtml

List of numbers (1-10) in various languages
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_numbers_in_various_languages

Language and numbers - details of counting systems for over 90 languages
http://www.languagesandnumbers.com

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