Numbers in Mwani

Learn numbers in Mwani

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

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 Mwani?

Mwani (Kimwani) is a Bantu language from the Niger-Congo family. Spoken on the coast of the Cabo Delgado Province of Mozambique, it counts about 100,000 speakers.Due to lack of data, we can only count accurately up to 9,999 in Mwani. Please contact me if you can help me counting up from that limit.

List of numbers in Mwani

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

  • 1) m’moja
  • 2) mbire
  • 3) natu
  • 4) n’né
  • 5) n’tano
  • 6) sita
  • 7) saba
  • 8) nane
  • 9) khénta
  • 10) kumi
  • 11) kumi na m’moja
  • 12) kumi na mbire
  • 13) kumi na natu
  • 14) kumi na n’né
  • 15) kumi na n’tano
  • 16) kumi na sita
  • 17) kumi na saba
  • 18) kumi na nane
  • 19) kumi na khénta
  • 20) shirini
  • 30) talatini
  • 40) arubaine
  • 50) amusine
  • 60) sitine
  • 70) sabine
  • 80) tamanine
  • 90) tusuine
  • 100) mia
  • 1,000) álufu

Numbers in Mwani: Mwani numbering rules

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

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

  • Digits and numbers from one to nine are specific words, namely m’moja [1], mbire [2], natu [3], n’né [4], n’tano [5], sita [6], saba [7], nane [8], and khénta [9].
  • The tens are kumi [10], shirini [20], talatini [30], arubaine [40], amusine [50], sitine [60], sabine [70], tamanine [80], and tusuine [90].
  • Compound numbers are formed by saying the ten, then the coordinator na (and), and the unit (e.g.: talatini na natu [33], tamanine na mbire [82]).
  • Hundreds are formed by setting the multiplier digit after the word for hundred (mia), except for one hundred itself: mia [100], mia mbire [200], mia natu [300], mia n’né [400], mia n’tano [500], mia sita [600], mia saba [700], mia nane [800], and mia khénta [900].
  • Thousands are formed the same way as hundreds, i.e. by setting the multiplier digit after the word for thousand (álufu), except for one thousand itself, unless compound: álufu [1,000], álufu mbire [2,000], álufu natu [3,000], álufu n’né [4,000], álufu n’tano [5,000], álufu sita [6,000], álufu saba [7,000], álufu nane [8,000], and álufu khénta [9,000].
  • Each group of numbers is linked to the others with na (and), tens and units, but also hundreds and tens, thousands and hundreds… (e.g.: mia na m’moja [101], mia sita na amusine na sita [656], álufu m’moja na mia n’né na talatini [1,430]).
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