Numbers in Moloko

Learn numbers in Moloko

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

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 Moloko?

The Moloko language (Məlokwo) belongs to the Chadic languages family, and more precisely to its Biu–Mandara, or Central Chadic, branch. It is spoken in northern Cameroon, in the Mayo-Sava department. Moloko counts about 8.500 speakers.

List of numbers in Moloko

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

  • 1) bǝlen
  • 2) cew
  • 3) makar
  • 4) mǝfaɗ
  • 5) zlom
  • 6) mǝko
  • 7) sǝsǝre
  • 8) slalakar
  • 9) holombo
  • 10) kǝro
  • 11) kǝro hǝr bǝlen
  • 12) kǝro hǝr cew
  • 13) kǝro hǝr makar
  • 14) kǝro hǝr mǝfaɗ
  • 15) kǝro hǝr zlom
  • 16) kǝro hǝr mǝko
  • 17) kǝro hǝr sǝsǝre
  • 18) kǝro hǝr slalakar
  • 19) kǝro hǝr holombo
  • 20) kokǝr cew
  • 30) kokǝr makar
  • 40) kokǝr mǝfaɗ
  • 50) kokǝr zlom
  • 60) kokǝr mǝko
  • 70) kokǝr sǝsǝre
  • 80) kokǝr slalakar
  • 90) kokǝr holombo
  • 100) sǝkat
  • 1,000) dǝbo

Numbers in Moloko: Moloko numbering rules

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

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

  • Digits from one to nine are rendered by specific words, namely: bǝlen [1], cew [2], makar [3], mǝfaɗ (or ǝwfaɗ) [4], zlom [5], mǝko [6], sǝsǝre [7], slalakar [8], and holombo [9].
  • Tens are formed starting with the word for ten (singular: kǝro, plural: kokǝr), followed by the multiplier digit separated with spaces, except for ten itself: kǝro [10], kokǝr cew [20], kokǝr makar [30], kokǝr mǝfaɗ [40], kokǝr zlom [50], kokǝr mǝko [60], kokǝr sǝsǝre [70], kokǝr slalakar [80], and kokǝr holombo [90].
  • Compound numbers are formed starting with the ten, then the word hǝr, and the unit separated with spaces (e.g.: kǝro hǝr slalakar [18], kokǝr zlom hǝr bǝlen (51], kokǝr holombo hǝr makar [93]).
  • Hundreds are formed starting with the word for hundred (sǝkat), followed by the multiplier digit separated with a space, except for one hundred: sǝkat [100], sǝkat cew [200], sǝkat makar [300], sǝkat mǝfaɗ [400], sǝkat zlom [500], sǝkat mǝko [600], sǝkat sǝsǝre [700], sǝkat slalakar [800], and sǝkat holombo [900].
  • Thousands are formed starting with the word for thousand (dǝbo), followed by the multiplier digit separated with a space, except for one thousand: dǝbo [1,000], dǝbo cew [2,000], dǝbo makar [3,000], dǝbo mǝfaɗ [4,000], dǝbo zlom [5,000], dǝbo mǝko [6,000], dǝbo sǝsǝre [7,000], dǝbo slalakar [8,000], and dǝbo holombo [9,000].
  • Between hundred and ten or unit, but also between thousand and hundred, ten or unit, the word is used (e.g.: sǝkat nǝ bǝlen [101], sǝkat cew nǝ kokǝr makar hǝr zlom [235], dǝbo nǝ bǝlen [1,001], dǝbo cew nǝ sǝkat mǝfaɗ [2,400]).
  • The expression for one hundred thousand is dǝbo dǝbo sǝkat [100,000 or 105] (literally thousand thousand hundred).
  • The expression for one million is dǝbo dǝbo dǝbo [1 million or 106] (literally thousand thousand thousand).
  • A grammar of Moloko, by Dianne Friesen, Language Science Press (2017)
  • Numbers in different languages