Numbers in Lozi

Information about counting in Lozi (siLozi), a Bantu language spoken mainly in southwestern Zambia, and in neighbouring countries.

The prefixs on some numbers can change depending on the class of the nouns they are attached to. For example, 2 men = batu ba babeli, 2 days = mazazi amabeli, 3 months = likweli zetalu

If any of the numbers are links, you can hear a recording by clicking on them. If you can provide recordings, please contact me.

Numeral Cardinal numbers Ordinal numbers
1 kalikamu peli
2 totubeli bubeli
3 totulalu bulalu
4 totune bune
5 ketalizoho buketalizoho
6 silezi
7 supile
8 ketalizoho ni totulalu
9 ketalizoho ni totune
10 lishumi
20 mashumi a mabeli
30 mashumi a malalu
40 mashumi a mane
50 mashumi a ketalizoho
60 mashumi a silezi
70 mashumi a supile
80 mashumi a supile ni kalikamu
90 mashumi a supile ni totubeli
100 muanda

Hear some Lozi numbers:

Information about Lozi numbers
https://www.lubuto.org/scanned-volumes/simple-silozi
https://www.lubuto.org/scanned-volumes/silozi-english-phrase-book
https://youtu.be/y0X1mTe5CLo?si=TWw_Apl7vuNZ7AjX

If you would like to make any corrections or additions to this page, or if you can provide recordings, please contact me.

Information about Lozi | Phrases | Numbers | Tower of Babel

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

Numbers in other languages

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