Numbers in Inari Sami

Learn numbers in Inari Sami

Knowing numbers in Inari Sami is probably one of the most useful things you can learn to say, write and understand in Inari Sami. Learning to count in Inari Sami 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 Inari Sami is the most widely spoken language, and you want to be able to shop and even bargain with a good knowledge of numbers in Inari Sami.

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 Inari Sami?

Inari Sami (anarâškielâ) belongs to the Uralic family, in the Finno-Ugric group. It is spoken by the Inari Sami of Finland (in the municipality of Inari) by about 300 speakers.

List of numbers in Inari Sami

Here is a list of numbers in Inari Sami. We have made for you a list with all the numbers in Inari Sami 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 Inari Sami. We also close the list by showing you what the number 1000 looks like in Inari Sami.

  • 1) ohtâ
  • 2) kyehti
  • 3) kulmâ
  • 4) nelji
  • 5) vittâ
  • 6) kuttâ
  • 7) čiččâm
  • 8) käävci
  • 9) oovce
  • 10) love
  • 11) ohtunubáloh
  • 12) kyehtnubáloh
  • 13) kulmânubáloh
  • 14) neljinubáloh
  • 15) vittânubáloh
  • 16) kuttânubáloh
  • 17) čiččâmnubáloh
  • 18) käävcinubáloh
  • 19) oovcenubáloh
  • 20) kyehtlov
  • 30) kulmâlov
  • 40) neljilov
  • 50) vittlov
  • 60) kuttlov
  • 70) čiččâmlov
  • 80) kähcilov
  • 90) ohcelov
  • 100) čyeđe
  • 1,000) tuhhát
  • one million) miljon

Numbers in Inari Sami: Inari Sami numbering rules

Each culture has specific peculiarities that are expressed in its language and its way of counting. The Inari Sami is no exception. If you want to learn numbers in Inari Sami 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 Inari Sami with ease.

The way numbers are formed in Inari Sami is easy to understand if you follow the rules explained here. Surprise everyone by counting in Inari Sami. Also, learning how to number in Inari Sami 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 Inari Sami 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 Inari Sami

  • Numbers from one to ten are specific words: ohtâ [1], kyehti [2], kulmâ [3], nelji [4], vittâ [5], kuttâ [6], čiččâm [7], käävci [8], oovce [9], and love [10].
  • From eleven to nineteen, the numbers are formed by suffixing the unit root with a form of the word for ten (nubáloh from love, ten): ohtunubáloh (or ohtânubaloh) [11], kyehtnubáloh [12], kulmânubáloh [13], neljinubáloh [14], vittânubáloh [15], kuttânubáloh [16], čiččâmnubáloh [17], käävcinubáloh [18], and oovcenubáloh [19].
  • The tens are formed by suffixing the multiplier digit with the word for ten (lov(e)), with the exception of ten itself: love [10], kyehtlov [20], kulmâlov [30], neljilov [40], vittlov [50], kuttlov [60], čiččâmlov [70], kähcilov [80], and ohcelov [90].
  • Compound numbers are formed by saying the ten, then the digit with no space (e.g.: kyehtlovnelji [24], neljilovkuttâ [46]).
  • Hundreds are formed by setting the multiplier unit before the word for hundred (čyeđe, or čyet), with no space, with the exception of one hundred itself: čyeđe (or tčyehti) [100], kyehtičyede [200], kulmâčyede [300], neljičyede [400], vittâčyede [500], kuttâčyeđe [600], čiččâmčyeđe [700], käävcičyeđe [800], and oovcečyeđe [900].
  • Thousands are formed by setting the multiplier unit before the word for thousand (tuhhát) with no space, with the exception of one thousand itself: tuhhát (or tuhháát) [1,000], kyehttuhhát [2,000], kulmâtuhhát [3,000], neljituhhát [4,000], vittâtuhhát [5,000], kuttâtuhhát [6,000], čiččâmtuhhát [7,000], käävcituhhát [8,000], and oovcetuhhát [9,000].
  • Millions are formed by setting the multiplier unit before the word for million (miljon, plural miljona) separated with a space, with the exception of one million itself: miljon [1 million], kyehti miljona [2 million], kulmâ miljona [3 million], nelji miljona [4 million], vittâ miljona [5 million]…
  • Inari Sami vocabulary
  • Sami numbers (Omniglot)
  • Sámi numerals generator
  • Counting and the grammar: case and numerals in Inari Sami, by Diane Nelson and Ida Toivonen, in Leeds Working Papers in Linguistics and Phonetics, n°8, 2000 (.pdf)
  • Numbers in different languages