Numbers in Malay and Indonesian

How to count in Malay (Bahasa Melayu), a Malayic language spoken in Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei and Thailand.

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Numeral Cardinal Ordinal
0 sifar / kosong
1 satu pertama / kesatu
2 dua kedua
3 tiga ke tiga
4 empat keempat
5 lima kelima
6 enam keenam
7 tujuh ketujuh
8 lapan kelapan
9 sembilan kesembilan
10 sepuluh kesepuluh
11 sebelas kesebelas
12 dua belas kedua belas
13 tiga belas ketiga belas
14 empat belas keempat belas
15 lima belas kelima belas
16 enam belas keenam belas
17 tujuh belas ketujuh belas
18 lapan belas kelapan belas
19 sembilan belas kesembilan belas
20 dua puluh kedua puluh
21 dua puluh satu kedua puluh satu
22 dua puluh dua kedua puluh dua
23 dua pulu tiga kedua pulu tiga
24 dua pulu empat kedua pulu empat
25 dua pulu lima kedua pulu lima
26 dua pulu enam kedua pulu enam
27 dua pulu tujuh kedua pulu tujuh
28 dua pulu lapan kedua pulu lapan
29 dua pulu sembilan kedua pulu sembilan
30 tiga puluh ketiga puluh
40 empat puluh keempat puluh
50 lima puluh kelima puluh
60 enam puluh keenam puluh
70 tujuh puluh ketujuh puluh
80 lapan puluh kelapan puluh
90 sembilan puluh kesembilan puluh
100 seratus / ratus keseratus / kesatu ratus
200 dua ratus kedua ratus
300 tiga ratus ketiga ratus
400 empat ratus keempat ratus
500 lima ratus kelima ratus
600 enam ratus keenam ratus
700 tujuh ratus ketujuh ratus
800 lapan ratus kelapan ratus
900 sembilan ratus kesembilan ratus
1000 seribu / satu ribu keseribu / kesatu ribu
1100 seribu seratus keseribu seratus
1200 seribu duaratus keseribu duaratus
1300 seribu tigaratus keseribu tigaratus
2000 dua ribu kedua ribu
10,000 sepuluh ribu kesepuluh ribu
100,000 seratus ribu keseratus ribu
1 million sejuta / satu juta kesejuta / kesatu juta
1 billion satu bilion kesatu bilion
1 trillion satu trilion kesatu trilion

Information compiled by C L Tan

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Compound number example: 12,345 = dua belas ribu tiga ratus empat puluh lima

For ordinals you add the prefix "ke-"; e.g. 2nd is "kedua", 10th is "kesepuluh", 21st is "kedua puluh satu"; however, although accepted, "kesatu" is rarely used for 1st; "pertama" (a Sanskrit loanword) is widely used instead.


Information about numbers in Malay

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Numbers in Malayo-Polynesian languages

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