Minangkabau numbers

How to count in Minangkabau, a Malayic language spoken in Sumatra, Riau, Jambi, Bengkulu and Aceh in Indonesia, and in Negeri Sembilan in Malaysia.

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Numeral Cardinal Ordinal
0 nol  
1 ciek kaciek, kaaso, kasatu, paratamo
2 duo kaduo
3 tigo katigo
4 ampek, (ompek) kaampek
5 limo kalimo
6 anam, (onam) kaanam
7 tujuah katujuah
8 salapan, lapan kasalapan
9 sambilan kasambilan
10 sapuluah kasapuluah
11 sabaleh, (saboleh) kasabaleh
12 duo baleh, (duo boleh) kaduo baleh
13 tigo baleh, (tigo boleh) katigo baleh
14 ampek baleh, (ompek boleh) kaampek baleh
15 limo baleh, (limo boleh) kalimo baleh
16 anam baleh, (onam boleh) kaanam baleh
17 tujuah baleh, (tujuah boleh) katujuah baleh
18 salapan baleh, (salapan boleh) kasalapan baleh
19 sambilan baleh, (sambilan boleh) kasambilan baleh
20 duo puluah kaduo puluah
21 duo puluah satu kaduo puluah satu
22 duo puluah duo kaduo puluah duo
23 duo puluah tigo kaduo puluah tigo
24 duo puluah ampek kaduo puluah ampek
25 duo puluah limo kaduo puluah limo
26 duo puluah anam kaduo puluah anam
27 duo puluah tujuah kaduo puluah tujuah
28 duo puluah salapan kaduo puluah salapan
29 duo puluah sambilan kaduo puluah sambilan
30 tigo puluah katigo puluah
31 tigo puluah satu katigo puluah satu
40 ampek puluah kaampek puluah
41 ampek puluah satu kaampek puluah satu
50 limo puluah kalimo puluah
60 anam puluah kaanam puluah
70 tujuah puluah katujuah puluah
80 salapan puluah kasalapan puluah
90 sambilan puluah kasambilan puluah
100 saratuih, (satuih) kasaratuih satu
101 saratuih satu, (satuih satu) kasaratuih satu
105 saratuih limo, (satuih limo) kasaratuih limo
110 saratuih sapuluah kasaratuih sapuluah
120 saratuih duo puluah kasaratuih duo puluah
130 saratuih tigo puluah kasaratuih tigo puluah
140 saratuih ampek puluah kasaratuih ampek puluah
150 saratuih limo puluah kasaratuih limo puluah
160 saratuih anam puluah kasaratuih anam puluah
170 saratuih tujuab puluah kasaratuih tujuah puluah
180 saratuih salapan puluah kasaratuih salapan puluah
190 saratuih sambilan puluah kasaratuih sambilan puluah
200 duo ratuih, (duo atuih) kaduo ratuih
202 duo ratuih duo, (duo atuih duo) kaduo ratuih duo
300 tigo ratuih, (tigo atuih) katigo ratuih
400 ampek ratuih, (ampek atuih) kaampek ratuih
500 limo ratuih, (limo atuih) kalimo ratuih
600 anam ratuih, (anam atuih) kaanam ratuih
700 tujuah ratuih, (tujuah atuih) katujuah ratuih
800 salapan ratuih, (sapalan atuih) kasalapan ratuih
900 sambilan ratuih, (sambilan atuih) kasambilan ratuih
1,000 saribu kasaribu
2,000 duo ribu kaduo ribu
3,000 tigo ribu katigo ribu
4,000 ampek ribu kaampek ribu
5,000 limo ribu kalimo ribu
6,000 anam ribu kaanam ribu
7,000 tujuah ribu katujuah ribu
8,000 salapan ribu kasalapan ribu
9,000 sambilan ribu kasambilan ribu
10,000 sapuluah ribu, laso kasapuluah ribu
100,000 saratuih ribu, saratuih laso kasaratuih ribu
1,000,000 sajuta, juta, juto kasajuta
1,000,000,000 samilyar kasamilyar
2,000,000,000 duo milyar kaduo milyar
1/2 sapaduo, satangah, saparo  
1/3 sapatigo  
2/3 duo patigo  
1/4 saparampek  
2/3 duo patigo  
3/5 tigo palimo  
5/6 limo paranam  

More information about Minangkabau numbers (PDF)

Rusmidar Reibaud: Parlons Minangkabau. Langue, littérature et culture de la société matrilinéaire de Sumatra – Indonésie, 2004.
Х.М. Зарбалиев: Язык Минангкабау. Языки народов Азии и Африки. Академия наук СССР. Москва – 1987.

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