Numbers in Lango

Learn numbers in Lango

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

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 Lango?

Lango (Lwo), also known as Lwoo, or Leb-Lango, is a Southern Luo dialect, the Southern Luo being a dialect cluster of Uganda and neighboring countries, formed of mutually intelligible dialects. It is spoken by the Lango people of Uganda, and counts about 2.1 million speakers.

List of numbers in Lango

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

  • 1) acɛl
  • 2) aryɔɔ
  • 3) adek
  • 4) aŋwɛn
  • 5) abic
  • 6) abicɛl
  • 7) abiro
  • 8) aboro
  • 9) abongwɛn
  • 10) apar
  • 11) apar wiɛ acɛl
  • 12) apar wiɛ aryɔɔ
  • 13) apar wiɛ adek
  • 14) apar wiɛ aŋwɛn
  • 15) apar wiɛ abic
  • 16) apar wiɛ abicɛl
  • 17) apar wiɛ abiro
  • 18) apar wiɛ aboro
  • 19) apar wiɛ abongwɛn
  • 20) pyer aryɔɔ
  • 30) pyer adek
  • 40) pyer aŋwɛn
  • 50) pyer abic
  • 60) pyer abicɛl
  • 70) pyer abiro
  • 80) pyer aboro
  • 90) pyer abongwɛn
  • 100) mia
  • 1,000) tutumia
  • one million) milion

Numbers in Lango: Lango numbering rules

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

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

  • Digits from one to nine are rendered by specific words, namely: acɛl [1], aryɔɔ [2], adek [3], aŋwɛn [4], abic [5], abicɛl [6], abiro [7], aboro [8], and abongwɛn [9].
  • Tens are formed starting with the word pyer, followed by the multiplier digit separated with a space, except for ten, irregular: apar [10], pyer aryɔɔ [20], pyer adek [30], pyer aŋwɛn [40], pyer abic [50], pyer abicɛl [60], pyer abiro [70], pyer aboro [80], and pyer abongwɛn [90].
  • Compound numbers are formed starting with the ten, then the word wiɛ, and the unit separated with a space (e.g.: pyer aryɔɔ wiɛ abiro [27], pyer abic wiɛ abicɛl [56], pyer aboro wiɛ adek [83]).
  • Hundreds are formed starting with the word for hundred (mia), followed by the multiplier digit separated with a space: mia (acɛl) [100], mia aryɔɔ [200], mia adek [300], mia aŋwɛn [400], mia abic [500], mia abicɛl [600], mia abiro [700], mia aboro [800], and mia abongwɛn [900].
  • In compound hundreds, hundred and ten are linked with the word ì (e.g.: mia acɛl ì pyer aŋwɛn wiɛ abicɛl [146], mia adek ì pyer abongwɛn wiɛ abicɛl [396]).
  • Thousands are formed starting with the word for thousand (tutumia), followed by the multiplier digit separated with a space: tutumia (acɛl) [1,000], tutumia aryɔɔ [2,000], tutumia adek [3,000], tutumia aŋwɛn [4,000], tutumia abic [5,000], tutumia abicɛl [6,000], tutumia abiro [7,000], tutumia aboro [8,000], and tutumia abongwɛn [9,000].
  • Millions are formed starting with the word for million (milion), followed by the multiplier digit separated with a space: milion [1 million], milion aryɔɔ [2 millions], milion adek [3 millions]…
  • Practical Lango Grammar, by Bruno Carollo, University of Trieste (1991)
  • Numbers in different languages