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Numbers in Tigrinya

How to count in Tigrinya (ትግርኛ), a South Semitic language spoken in Ethiopia and Eritrea.

Note: the Ge'ez numerals (፩, ፪, ፫, etc) are only used in the Orthodox and Catholic churches. The numerals 1, 2, 3 etc are used elsewhere.

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Numeral Cardinal Ordinal
0   ባዶ (bado), ዜሮ (zeero)  
1 ሓደ (hade) ቀዳማይ (qedamay)
2 ክልተ (kelete) ካልኣይ (kele)
3 ሰለስተ (seleste) ሳልሳይ (selesay)
4 ኣርባዕተ (arbaete) ራብዓይ (arbaeay)
5 ሓሙሽት (hamushte) ሓሙሻይ (hamushay)
6 ሽድሽተ (shudushte) ሽድሽይ (shudshay)
7 ሸውዓተ (shewa’ate) ሸውዓይ (shewa’ay)
8 ሸሞንተ (shemonte) ሸሞንይ (shemonay)
9 ትሽዓተ (tishe’ate) ታሽዓይ (tish’ay)
10 ዓሰርተ (‘äserte) ዓሰርይ (‘äseray)
11 ፲፩ ዓሰርተ ሓደ (‘äserte hade)
12 ፲፪ ዓሰርተ ክልተ (‘äserte kelete)
13 ፲፫ ዓሰርተ ሰለስተ (‘äserte seleste)
14 ፲፬ ዓሰርተ ኣርባዕተ (‘äserte arbaete)
15 ፲፭ ዓሰርተ ሓሙሽት (‘äserte hamushte)  
16 ፲፮ ዓሰርተ ሽድሽተ (‘äserte shudushte)  
17 ፲፯ ዓሰርተ ሸውዓተ (‘äserte shewa’ate)  
18 ፲፰ ዓሰርተ ስምንት (‘äserte shemonte)  
19 ፲፱ ዓሰርተ ዘጠኝ (‘äserte tishe’ate)  
20 ዕስራ (‘äsra)  
30 ሰላሳ (selasa)  
40 ኣርብዓ (’ärb‘ä)  
50 ሓምሳ (hamsa)  
60 ስሳ (susa)  
70 ሰብዓ (seb‘ä)  
80 ሰማንያ (semanya)  
90 ቴስዓ (ties‘ä)  
100 ሚእቲ (mie’äti)  
1,000 ፲፻ ሽሕ (sheh)
እልፊ (’älfi)
1 million ሚልዮን (milyon)

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Links

Information about numbers and counting in Tigrinya
https://www.ucl.ac.uk/atlas/tigrinya/numbers.html
http://www.sf.airnet.ne.jp/ts/language/number/tigrinya.html
https://www.geezexperience.com/index.php

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