Soga numbers

How to count in Soga (luSoga), a Bantu language spoken in the Busoga region of southern Uganda.

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Numeral Cardinal
0 ziiro
1 ndala
2 ibiri, ibili
3 isatu
4 inha, ina
5 itaanu
6 mukaaga
7 musanvu
8 munaana
9 mwenda
10 ikumi
11 ikumi na ndala
12 ikumi n'ibiri *
13 ikumi n'isatu
14 ikumi n'inha, ikumi n'ina
15 ikumi n'itaanu
16 ikumi na mukaaga
17 ikumi na musanvu
18 ikumi na munaana
19 ikumi na mwenda
20 (makumi) abiri, abili
21 abiri na ndala
22 abiri n'ibiri
23 abiri n'isatu
24 abiri n'inha, abiri n'ina
25 abiri n'itaanu
26 abiri na mukaaga
27 abiri na musanvu
28 abiri na munaana
29 abiri na mwenda
30 asatu
31 asatu na ndala
40 anha, ana
41 anha na ndala
50 ataanho, ataanu
60 nkaaga
70 nsanvu
80 kinaanha, kinaana
90 kyenda
100 kikumi, (ki-bi)
200 (bikumi) bibiri
300 bisatu
400 bina
500 bitaanu
600 lukaaga
700 lusanvu
800 lunaana
900 lwenda
999 lwenda na kyenda na mwenda
1,000 lukumi, (lu-n)
2,000 nkumi ibiri
3,000 nkumi isatu
4,000 nkumi ina
5,000 nkumi itaanu
6,000 kakaaga
7,000 kasanvu
8,000 kanaanha, kanaana
9,000 kenda
10,000 mutwaalo, omutwalo, (mu-mi)
20,000 mitwalto eibiri

*Note: na is shortened to n' before a vowel

Source: Lusoga Language Manual

Contributed by Wolfgang Kuhl

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