Numbers in Southern Sotho

Information about counting in Southern Sotho (seSotho), a Bantu language spoken in Lesotho, Botswana, South Africa, Namibia and Zambia.

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Numeral Cardinal numbers Ordinal numbers
1 ngwe pele
2 pedi bobedi
3 tharo boraro
4 nne bone
5 hlano bohlano
6 tshelela botshelela
7 supa bosupa
8 robedi borobedi
9 robong borobong
10 leshome ea leshome
11 leshome le motso o mong
12 leshome le metso e mmedi
13 leshome le metso e meraro
14 leshome le metso e mene
15 leshome le metso e mehlano
16 leshome le metso e tsheletseng
17 leshome le metso e supileng
18 leshome le metso e robedi
19 leshome le metso e robong
20 mashome a mabedi
21 mashome a mabedi a motso o le mong
22 mashome a mabedi a metso e mmedi
23 mashome a mabeli a metso e meraro
24 mashome a mabeli le metso e mene
25 mashome a mabeli a metso e mehlano
26 mashome a mabeli a metso e tšeletseng
27 mashome a mabeli a metso e supileng
28 mashome a mabeli a metso e robeli
29 mashome a mabeli a metso e robong
30 mashome a mararo
40 mashome a mane
50 mashome a mahlano
60 mashome a tsheletseng
70 mashome a supileng
80 mashome a robedi
90 mashome a robong
100 lekgolo
1,000 sekete
10,000 likete tse leshome
100,000 makgolo a sekete
1,000,000 milione

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Information about Southern Sotho numbers

Information about Southern Sotho | 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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