Numbers in Ingush

Learn numbers in Ingush

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

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 Ingush?

Ingush (ГІалгІай, Ğalğaj) belongs to the Northeast Caucasian family, and more precisely to the Nakh family. Official language in Ingushetia, it is also spoken in Chechnya, Kazakhstan and Russia and counts about 400,000 speakers.

List of numbers in Ingush

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

  • 1) цаI (ca`)
  • 2) шиъ (ši’)
  • 3) кхоъ (qo’)
  • 4) диъ (di’)
  • 5) пхиъ (pxi’)
  • 6) ялх (jalx)
  • 7) ворхI (vorh’)
  • 8) бапхI (baph’)
  • 9) ийц (ijc)
  • 10) итт (itt)
  • 11) цхьайтта (cḩajtta)
  • 12) шийтта (šijtta)
  • 13) кхойтта (qojtta)
  • 14) дийтта (dijtta)
  • 15) пхийтта (pxijtta)
  • 16) ялхайтта (jalxajtta)
  • 17) вупийтта (vupijtta)
  • 18) бапайтта (bapajtta)
  • 19) ткъеста (tq’jesta)
  • 20) ткъо (tq’o)
  • 30) ткъаь итт (tq’a’ itt)
  • 40) шовэткъа (šovetq’a)
  • 50) шовэткъа итт (šovetq’a itt)
  • 60) кхоэткъа (qoetq’a)
  • 70) кхоэткъа итт (qoetq’a itt)
  • 80) деэткъа (djeetq’a)
  • 90) деэткъа итт (djeetq’a itt)
  • 100) бIаь (b`a’)
  • 1,000) эзап (ezap)
  • one million) миллион (million)
  • one billion) миллиард (milliard)

Numbers in Ingush: Ingush numbering rules

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

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

  • Digits from one to nine are specific words, namely цаI (ca`) [1], шиъ (ši’) [2], кхоъ (qo’) [3], диъ (di’) [4], пхиъ (pxi’) [5], ялх (jalx) [6], ворхI (vorh’) [7], бапхI (baph’) [8], and ийц (ijc) [9].
  • The tens have specific names combining ten and twenty, as Ingush uses a vigesimal numbering system: итт (itt) [10], ткъо (tq’o) [20], ткъаь итт (tq’a’ itt) [30] (20 + 10), шовэткъа (šovetq’a) [40] (2*20), шовэткъа итт (šovetq’a itt) [50] (2*20 + 10), кхоэткъа (qoetq’a) [60] (3*20), кхоэткъа итт (qoetq’a itt) [70] (3*20 + 10), деэткъа (djeetq’a) [80] (4*20), and деэткъа итт (djeetq’a itt) [90] (4*20 + 10).
  • From eleven to eighteen, the compound numbers are built by saying the unit digit and the word for ten with no space: цхьайтта (cḩajtta) [11], шийтта (šijtta) [12], кхойтта (qojtta) [13], дийтта (dijtta) [14], пхийтта (pxijtta) [15], ялхайтта (jalxajtta) [16], вупийтта (vupijtta) [17], and бапайтта (bapajtta) [18]. Nineteen is an exception to that rule, as it is based on twenty: ткъеста (tq’jesta) [19].
  • From twenty-one to ninety-nine, the compound numbers are built by saying the ten, then the digit separated by a space (eg.: ткъаь кхоъ (tq’a’ qo’) [23]). When the ten is based on twenty (namely, x times twenty and ten), the teen number word is used (eg.: ткъаь пхийтта (tq’a’ pxijtta) [35] (20+15), шовэткъе вупийтта (šovetq’je vupijtta) [57] (2*20 + 17)).
  • Hundreds and thousands are built regularly by setting the multiplier digit before the scale word (бIаь (b`a’) for hundred, эзап (ezap) for thousand), except for one hundred and one thousand themselves: бIаь (b`a’) [100], ши бIаь (ši b`a’) [200], кхо бIаь (qo b`a’) [300], ди бIаь (di b`a’) [400]… and эзап (ezap) [1,000], ши эзап (ši ezap) [2,000], кхо эзап (qo ezap) [3,000], ди эзап (di ezap) [4,000]… When compound, the thousands are said before the hundreds, the hundreds before the tens, and the tens before the digits (eg.: эзап ши бIаьи ткъаь дийтта (ezap ši b`a’i tq’a’ dijtta) [1,234]).
  • One million is миллион (million), and one billion is миллиард (milliard).
  • Indigenous Language of the Caucasus
  • Ingush transliteration
  • Numbers in different languages