Numbers in Arbëresh

Learn numbers in Arbëresh

Knowing numbers in Arbëresh is probably one of the most useful things you can learn to say, write and understand in Arbëresh. Learning to count in Arbëresh may appeal to you just as a simple curiosity or be something you really need. Perhaps you have planned a trip to a country where Arbëresh is the most widely spoken language, and you want to be able to shop and even bargain with a good knowledge of numbers in Arbëresh.

It's also useful for guiding you through street numbers. You'll be able to better understand the directions to places and everything expressed in numbers, such as the times when public transportation leaves. Can you think of more reasons to learn numbers in Arbëresh?

Arbëresh (Arbërisht) is an ethnolect spoken by the Arbëreshë people, the Albanian ethnic and language group communities in Southern Italy and Sicily since the Middle Ages. Similar to Albanian, it derives from the Tosk dialect spoken in southern Albania. It counts about 100,000 speakers.Due to lack of data, we can only count accurately up to 20 in Arbëresh. Please contact me if you can help me counting up from that limit.

List of numbers in Arbëresh

Here is a list of numbers in Arbëresh. We have made for you a list with all the numbers in Arbëresh from 1 to 20. We have also included the tens up to the number 100, so that you know how to count up to 100 in Arbëresh. We also close the list by showing you what the number 1000 looks like in Arbëresh.

  • 1) një
  • 2) di
  • 3) tre
  • 4) kartë
  • 5) pesë
  • 6) gjashtë
  • 7) shtatë
  • 8) tetë
  • 9) nëntë
  • 10) dhjetë
  • 11) njëmbëdhjetë
  • 12) dimbëdhjete
  • 13) trimbëdhjetë
  • 14) kartëmbëdhjetë
  • 15) pesëmbëdhjetë
  • 16) gjashtëmbëdhjetë
  • 17) shtatëmbëdhjetë
  • 18) tetëmbëdhjetë
  • 19) nëntëmbëdhjetë
  • 20) njëzet
  • 100) qind

Numbers in Arbëresh: Arbëresh numbering rules

Each culture has specific peculiarities that are expressed in its language and its way of counting. The Arbëresh is no exception. If you want to learn numbers in Arbëresh you will have to learn a series of rules that we will explain below. If you apply these rules you will soon find that you will be able to count in Arbëresh with ease.

The way numbers are formed in Arbëresh is easy to understand if you follow the rules explained here. Surprise everyone by counting in Arbëresh. Also, learning how to number in Arbëresh yourself from these simple rules is very beneficial for your brain, as it forces it to work and stay in shape. Working with numbers and a foreign language like Arbëresh at the same time is one of the best ways to train our little gray cells, so let's see what rules you need to apply to number in Arbëresh

  • Digits from one to nine are specific words, namely një [1], di [2], tre [3], kartë [4], pesë [5], gjashtë [6], shtatë [7], tetë [8], and nëntë [9].
  • Ten is dhjetë [10]. From eleven to nineteen, the numbers are formed by agglutinating the digit to the morpheme sequence mbë + dhjetë (meaning onto ten) with no space: njëmbëdhjetë [11], dimbëdhetë [12], trimbëdhjetë [13], kartëmbëdhjetë [14], pesëmbëdhjetë [15], gjashtëmbëdhjetë [16], shtatëmbëdhjetë [17], tetëmbëdhjetë [18], and nëntëmbëdhjetë [19].
  • The tens are formed on the multiplier digit followed by the word ten, except for ten and twenty: dhjetë [10], njëzetnti [20]. The word fot twenty is formed on the old number name zet, not used anymore, meaning a score—trace of an old vigesimal system. Thus, njëzetnti [20] means one score (një + zet).
  • Numbers above twenty are expressed in Italian or Sicilian, except for one hundred (qind).
  • Numbers in different languages