Numbers in Tsonga

Information about counting in Tsonga (Xitsonga), a Bantu language spoken in South Africa, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Eswatini.

If any of the numbers are links, you can hear a recording by clicking on them. If you can provide recordings, please contact me.

Numeral Cardinal numbers Ordinal numbers
0 noto
1 n’we vun’we
2 mbirhi vumbirhi
3 nharhu vunharhu
4 mune vumune
5 ntlhanu vuhtlhanu
6 ntsevu vuntsevu
7 nkombo vukombo
8 nhungu vuhungu
9 nkaye vukaye
10 khume vukhume
11 khume n’we
12 khume mbirhi
13 khume nharhu
14 khume mune
15 khume ntlhanu
16 khume ntsevu
17 khume nkombo
18 khume nhungu
19 khume nkaye
20 makume mbirhi
21 makume mbirhi n’we
22 makume mbirhi mbirhi
23 makume mbirhi nharhu
24 makume mbirhi mune
25 makume mbirhi ntlhanu
26 makume mbirhi ntsevu
27 makume mbirhi nkombo
28 makume mbirhi nhungu
29 makume mbirhi nkaye
30 makume nharhu
40 makume mune
50 makume ntlhanu
60 makume ntsevu
70 makume nkombo
80 makume nhungu
90 makume nkaye
100 dzana
200 madzana mbirhi
300 madzana nharhu
400 madzana mune
500 madzana ntlhanu
600 madzana ntsevu
700 madzana nkombo
800 madzana nhungu
900 madzana nkaye
1,000 gidi
2,000 magidi mbirhi
3,000 magidi nharhu
1 million gidi ya magidi

Hear some Tsonga numbers:

Information about Tsonga numbers
https://www.languagesandnumbers.com/how-to-count-in-tsonga/en/tso/
https://www.xitsonga.org/dictionary/numbers

If you would like to make any corrections or additions to this page, or if you can provide recordings, please contact me.

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Numbers in Bantu languages

Basaa, Bemba, Chichewa, Chokwe, Comorian, Ewondo, Fang, Gusii, Gwere, Herero, Kamba, Kirundi, Lingala, Luganda, Luvale, Makhuwa, Maore, Mbunda, Mwani, Ndebele (Southern), Nkore, Northern Sotho, Nyole, Nyungwe, Punu, Shona, Soga, Southern Sotho, Swahili, Swati, Taita, Tsonga, Tswana, Tumbuka, Umbundu, Venda, Xhosa, Yao, Zulu

Numbers in other languages

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