Numbers in Luganda

Information about counting in Luganda (Oluganda), a Bantu language spoken mainly in central Uganda.

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
0 ziro, zeero
1 emu esooka
2 bbiri eyokubiri
3 ssatu eyokusatu
4 nnya eyokuna
5 ttaano eyokutaano
6 mukaaga eyomukaaga
7 musanvu eyomusanvu
8 munaana eyomunaana
9 mwenda eyomwenda
10 kkumi eyekkumi
11 kkumi-n'emu
12 kkumi na bbiri
13 kkumi-na-ssatu
14 kkumi-na-nnya
15 kkumi-na-ttaano
16 kkumi-na-mukaaga
17 kkumi-na-musanvu
18 kkumi-na-munaana
19 kkumi-na-mwenda
20 amakumi abiri
21 abiri-mu-emu
22 abiri-mu-bbiri
23 abiri-mu-satu
24 abiri-mu-nnya
25 abiri-mu-ttaano
26 abiri-mu-mukaaga
27 abiri-mu-musanvu
28 abiri-mu-munaana
29 abiri-mu-mwenda
30 asatu
40 ana
50 ataano
60 nkaaga
70 nsanvu
80 kinaana
90 kyenda
100 kikumi
200 bikumi bibiri
300 bikumi bisatu
400 bikumi bina
500 bikumi bitaano
600 lukaaga
700 lusanvu
800 lunaana
900 lwenda
1,000 lukumi
2,000 nkumi bbiri
3,000 nkumi ssatu
4,000 nkumi nnya
5,000 nkumi ttaano
6,000 kakaaga
7,000 kasanvu
8,000 kanaana
9,000 kenda
10,000 mutwalo gumu
100,000 mitwalo kkumi
kasiriivu kamu
1,000,000 kakadde kamu

Hear some Luganda numbers:

Information about Luganda numbers
https://lg.kasahorow.org/node/1152563
http://www.buganda.com/ggulama.htm#count

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Numbers in Bantu languages

Basaa, Bemba, Chichewa, Chokwe, Comorian, Ewondo, Fang, Gusii, Gwere, Herero, Kamba, Kirundi, Lingala, Luganda, Luvale, Makhuwa, Maore, Mbunda, Mwani, Ndebele (Southern), Nkore, Northern Sotho, Nyole, Nyungwe, Punu, Shona, Soga, Southern Sotho, Swahili, Swati, Taita, Tsonga, Tswana, Tumbuka, Umbundu, Venda, Xhosa, Yao, Zulu

Numbers in other languages

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