Tumbuka numbers

How to count in Tumbuka (chiTumbuka), a Bantu language spoken in northern Malawi and eastern Zambia. Tumbuka speakers often use English numbers when counting over 20.

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Numeral Cardinal
1 chi moza
2 vibili
3 vitatu
4 vinayi
5 vikhondi
6 vikhondi na kamoza
7 vikhondi na tubili
8 vikhondi na tutatu
9 vikhondi na vinayi
10 khumi
11 khumi na kamoza
12 khumi na tubili
13 khumi na tutatu
14 khumi na vinay
15 khumi na vikhondi
16 khumi na vikhondi na kamoza
17 khumi na vikhondi na tubili
18 khumi na vikhondi na vitutatu
19 khumi na vikhondi na vinayi
20 ma khumi na tubili
30 ma khumi na vitatu
40 ma khumi na vinayi
50 ma khumi na vikhondi

Information about Tumbuka numbers

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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

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