Numbers in Yao

Information about counting in Yao (chiYao), a Bantu language spoken mainly in Malawai, Tanzania and Mozambique.

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Numeral Cardinal numbers
1 cimo
2 iwili
3 itatu
4 ncece
5 nsano
6 nsano nacimo
7 nsano nawili
8 nsano naitatu
9 nsano nancece
10 likumi
11 likumi kwisa cimo
12 likumi kwisa iwili
13 likumi kwisa itatu
14 likumi kwisa ncece
15 likumi kwisa nsano
16 likumi kwisa nsano nacimo
17 likumi kwisa nsano naiwili
18 likumi kwisa nsano naitatu
19 likumi kwisa nsano nancece
20 makumi gawili
21 makumi gawili kwisa cimo
22 makumi gawili kwisa iwili
23 makumi gawili kwisa itatu
24 makumi gawili kwisa ncece
25 makumi gawili kwisa nsano
26 makumi gawili kwisa nsano nacimo
27 makumi gawili kwisa nsano naiwili
28 makumi gawili kwisa nsano naitatu
29 makumi gawili kwisa nsano nancece
30 makumi gatatu
40 makumi ncece
50 makumi nsano
60 makumi nsano nalimo
70 makumi nsano nagawili
80 makumi nsano nagatatu
90 makumi nsano nancece
100 licila
1,000 macila likumi

Information about Yao numbers
https://www.languagesandnumbers.com/how-to-count-in-yao/en/yao/
https://archive.org/details/ayaogrammar00sandgoog/page/n80/mode/2up?q=numbers

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Numbers in other languages

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