Numbers in Minangkabau

Learn numbers in Minangkabau

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

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 Minangkabau?

Minangkabau is an Austronesian language of the Malayan group, spoken by the Minangkabau people of West Sumatra, Indonesia. It counts about 5.5 million speakers.Due to lack of data, we can only count accurately up to 100 in Minangkabau. Please contact me if you can help me counting up from that limit.

List of numbers in Minangkabau

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

  • 1) ciek
  • 2) duo
  • 3) tigo
  • 4) ampek
  • 5) limo
  • 6) anam
  • 7) tujuah
  • 8) salapan
  • 9) sambilan
  • 10) sapuluah
  • 11) sabaleh
  • 12) duo baleh
  • 13) tigo baleh
  • 14) ampek baleh
  • 15) limo baleh
  • 16) anam baleh
  • 17) tujuah baleh
  • 18) salapan baleh
  • 19) sambilan baleh
  • 20) duo puluah
  • 30) tigo puluah
  • 40) ampek puluah
  • 50) limo puluah
  • 60) anam puluah
  • 70) tujuah puluah
  • 80) salapan puluah
  • 90) sambilan puluah
  • 100) saratuih
  • 1,000) saribu
  • one million) sajuta

Numbers in Minangkabau: Minangkabau numbering rules

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

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

  • Digits and numbers from one to eleven are specific words, namely ciek [1], duo [2], tigo [3], ampek [4], limo [5], anam [6], tujuah [7], salapan [8], sambilan [9], sapuluah [10], and sabaleh [11]. From twelve to nineteen, the compound numbers are formed by stating the unit then the word baleh separated with a space: duo baleh [12], tigo baleh [13], ampek baleh [14], limo baleh [15], anam baleh [16], tujuah baleh [17], salapan baleh [18], and sambilan baleh [19].
  • The tens are formed by stating the multiplier digit, then the word puluah separated with a space, except for ten: sapuluah [10], duo puluah [20], tigo puluah [30], ampek puluah [40], limo puluah [50], anam puluah [60], tujuah puluah [70], salapan puluah [80], and sambilan puluah [90].
  • Compound numbers are formed by stating the ten, then the unit separated with a space (e.g.: duo puluah limo [25], limo puluah salapan [58]).
  • The hundreds are formed by stating the multiplier digit, then the word ratuih separated with a space, except for one hundred: saratuih [100], duo ratuih [200], tigo ratuih [300], ampek ratuih [400], limo ratuih [500], anam ratuih [600], tujuah ratuih [700], salapan ratuih [800], and sambilan ratuih [900].
  • The thousands are formed the same way, i.e. by stating the multiplier digit, then the word ribu separated with a space, except for one thousand: saribu [1,000], duo ribu [2,000], tigo ribu [3,000], ampek ribu [4,000], limo ribu [5,000], anam ribu [6,000], tujuah ribu [7,000], salapan ribu [8,000], and sambilan ribu [9,000].
  • The millions are also formed the same way, i.e. by stating the multiplier digit, then the word for million (sajuta) separated with a space, except for one million itself: sajuta [1 million], duo sajuta [2 million], tigo sajuta [3 million]…
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