Numbers in Kabiye

Learn numbers in Kabiye

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

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 Kabiye?

The Kabiye language (kabɩyɛ) belongs to the Niger–Congo language family, and more precisely to the Gur languages branch. It is spoken by the Kabye people from the north of Togo. The Kabiye counts about 1.2 million speakers.Due to lack of data, we can only count accurately up to 100 in Kabiye. Please contact me if you can help me counting up from that limit.

List of numbers in Kabiye

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

  • 1) kʋɖʋm
  • 2) naalɛ
  • 3) naadozo
  • 4) naanaza
  • 5) kagbanzɩ
  • 6) loɖo
  • 7) lʋbɛ
  • 8) lutozo
  • 9) nakʋ
  • 10) hiu
  • 11) hiu nɛ kʋɖʋm
  • 12) hiu nɛ naalɛ
  • 13) hiu nɛ naadozo
  • 14) hiu nɛ naanaza
  • 15) hiu nɛ kagbanzɩ
  • 16) hiu nɛ loɖo
  • 17) hiu nɛ lʋbɛ
  • 18) hiu nɛ lutozo
  • 19) hiu nɛ nakʋ
  • 20) nɛɛlɛ
  • 30) niidozo
  • 40) nɩɩnaza
  • 50) nɩɩnʋwa
  • 60) nɩɩnʋwa nɛ hiu
  • 70) nɩɩnʋwa nɛ nɛɛlɛ
  • 80) nɩɩnʋwa nɛ niidozo
  • 90) nɩɩnʋwa nɛ nɩɩnaza
  • 100) mɩnʋʋ
  • 1,000) kudoku

Numbers in Kabiye: Kabiye numbering rules

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

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

  • Digits from one to nine are rendered by specific words, namely kʋɖʋm [1], naalɛ [2], naadozo [3], naanaza [4], kagbanzɩ (or naanʋwa) [5], loɖo [6], lʋbɛ [7], lutozo [8], and nakʋ [9].
  • From twenty to forty, the tens are formed on the root of the multiplier digit. Fifty uses the same pattern, but on its second form, naanʋwa. From sixty to ninety, the tens are formed by addition on fifty. Hence we have: hiu [10], nɛɛlɛ [20], niidozo [30], nɩɩnaza [40], nɩɩnʋwa [50], nɩɩnʋwa nɛ hiu [60] (50+10), nɩɩnʋwa nɛ nɛɛlɛ [70] (50+20), nɩɩnʋwa nɛ niidozo [80] (50+30), and nɩɩnʋwa nɛ nɩɩnaza [90] (50+40).
  • Compound numbers are formed stating the ten, then the word and the unit (e.g.: hiu nɛ naadozo [13], niidozo nɛ kagbanzɩ [35], nɩɩnʋwa nɛ lutozo [58]).
  • The word for hundred is mɩnʋʋ.
  • The word for thousand is kudoku.
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