Learn numbers in Mauritian Creole
Knowing numbers in Mauritian Creole is probably one of the most useful things you can learn to say, write and understand in Mauritian Creole. Learning to count in Mauritian Creole 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 Mauritian Creole is the most widely spoken language, and you want to be able to shop and even bargain with a good knowledge of numbers in Mauritian Creole.
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 Mauritian Creole?
Mauritian Creole (kreol morisien) is one of the French lexical-based Creole languages. It belongs to the Bourbonnais Creole group, the French Creoles spoken in the southwestern Indian Ocean. Mauritian Creole is spoken in Mauritius by about 1.2 million speakers.
List of numbers in Mauritian Creole
Here is a list of numbers in Mauritian Creole. We have made for you a list with all the numbers in Mauritian Creole 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 Mauritian Creole. We also close the list by showing you what the number 1000 looks like in Mauritian Creole.
- 1) enn
- 2) dé
- 3) trwa
- 4) kat
- 5) sink
- 6) sis
- 7) set
- 8) wit
- 9) nef
- 10) dis
- 11) onz
- 12) douz
- 13) trez
- 14) katorz
- 15) kinz
- 16) sez
- 17) diset
- 18) dizwit
- 19) diznef
- 20) vin
- 30) trant
- 40) karannt
- 50) sinkant
- 60) swasant
- 70) swasann-dis
- 80) katrovin
- 90) katrovin-dis
- 100) san
- 1,000) mil
- one million) enn milion
Numbers in Mauritian Creole: Mauritian Creole numbering rules
Each culture has specific peculiarities that are expressed in its language and its way of counting. The Mauritian Creole is no exception. If you want to learn numbers in Mauritian Creole 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 Mauritian Creole with ease.
The way numbers are formed in Mauritian Creole is easy to understand if you follow the rules explained here. Surprise everyone by counting in Mauritian Creole. Also, learning how to number in Mauritian Creole 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 Mauritian Creole 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 Mauritian Creole
Digits from zero to nine are rendered by specific words, namely: zero , enn , dé , trwa , kat , sink , sis , set , wit , and nef .
Numbers form eleven to sixteen are also rendered by specific words: onz , douz , trez , katorz , kinz , and sez . From seventeen to nineteen, the numbers are formed starting with the word for ten (dis), directly followed by the unit with no space: diset , dizwit , and diznef .
Tens are irregular for ten and twenty, based on the multiplier root from thirty to fifty, and follow a vigesimal system from sixty to ninety: dis , vin , trant , karant , sinkant , swasant , swasann-dis or swasanntdiz  (60+10), katrovin  (4*20), and katrovin-dis  (4*20+10).
Compound numbers above nineteen are formed starting with the ten, directly followed by the unit with no space, except for numbers based on seventy and ninety (e.g.: vennset , sinkantkat ).
Compound numbers based on seventy and ninety are formed adding the numbers from eleven to nineteen to the ten, with no space for the compound based on seventy, and with a hyphen for those based on ninety: swasannonz  (60+11), swasanndouz  (60+12)… katrovin-trez  (80+13), katrovin-katorz  (80+14)… katrovin-diznef  (80+19).
Hundreds are formed starting with the multiplier digit, then the word for hundred (san) separated with a space, except for one hundred itself: san , dé san , trwa san , kat san , sink san , sis san , set san , wit san , and nef san .
Thousands are formed starting with the multiplier digit, then the word for thousand (mil) separated with a space, except for one thousand itself: mil [1,000], dé mil [2,000], trwa mil [3,000], kat mil [4,000], sink mil [5,000], sis mil [6,000], set mil [7,000], wit mil [8,000], and nef mil [9,000].
The word for million is milion, one million being enn milion [1 million].
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