Mandinka numbers

How to count in Mandinka (Mandi'nka kango), a Mande language spoken in Mali, Senegal, The Gambia, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea-Bissau and Chad.

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Numeral Cardinal Ordinal
0 hani feŋ  
1 kiliŋ foloo [first], labaŋo [last]
2 fula fulanjaŋo
3 saba sabanjaŋo
4 naani naaninjaŋo
5 luulu luulunjaŋo
6 wooro wooronjaŋo
7 worowula worowulanjaŋo
8 sey seyjaŋo
9 kononto konontonjaŋo
10 taŋ taŋjaŋo
11 taŋ niŋ kiliŋ  
12 taŋ niŋ fula  
13 taŋ niŋ saba  
14 taŋ niŋ naani  
15 taŋ niŋ luulu  
16 taŋ niŋ wooro  
17 taŋ niŋ worowula  
18 taŋ niŋ sey  
19 taŋ niŋ kononto  
20 muwaŋ muwaŋjaŋo
21 muwaŋ niŋ kiliŋ  
22 muwaŋ niŋ fula  
23 muwaŋ niŋ saba  
24 muwaŋ niŋ naani  
25 muwaŋ niŋ luulu  
26 muwaŋ niŋ wooro  
27 muwaŋ niŋ worowula  
28 muwaŋ niŋ sey  
29 muwaŋ niŋ kononto  
30 taŋ saba taŋ sabanjaŋo
40 taŋ naani taŋ naaninjaŋo
50 taŋ luulu taŋ luulunjaŋo
60 taŋ wooro taŋ wooronjaŋo
70 taŋ worowula taŋ worowulanjaŋo
80 taŋ sey taŋ seyjaŋo
90 taŋ kononto taŋ konontonjaŋo
100 keme [hundred], keme kiliŋ [one hundred] kemenjaŋo
150 keme kiliŋ niŋ taŋ luulu  
200 keme fula  
300 keme saba  
400 keme naani  
500 keme luulu  
600 keme wooro  
700 keme worowula  
800 keme sey  
900 keme kononto  
1,000 wuli [thousand], wuli kiliŋ [one thousand]  
1,234 wuli kiliŋ niŋ keme fula niŋ taŋ saba niŋ naani  
2,000 wuli fula  
3,000 wuli saba  
4,000 wuli naani  
5,000 wuli luulu  
6,000 wuli wooro  
7,000 wuli worowula  
8,000 wuli sey  
9,000 wuli kononto  
10,000 wuli taŋ  
1,000,000 miliyoŋ  
once siñaa kiliŋ  
twice siñaa fula  
three times siñaa saba  
four times siñaa naani  
five times siñaa luulu  
25 times siñaa muwaŋ niŋ luulu  
1st time siñaa foloo  
2nd time siñaa fulanjaŋo  
3rd time siñaa sabanjaŋo  
4th time siñaa naaninjaŋo  
5th time siñaa luulunjaŋo  

Source: Mandinka Grammar Manual. Peace Corps. The Gambia – 1995.

Information about Mandinka numerals

Information provided by Wolfgang Kuhl

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