Numbers in Ojibwa

Learn numbers in Ojibwa

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

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 Ojibwa?

Ojibwe (Anishinaabemowin, or ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᒧᐎᓐ in Canadian Aboriginal syllabics) is an indigenous language of the Algonquian linguistic family. The aggregated dialects of Ojibwe comprise the second most commonly spoken First Nations language in Canada (after Cree), and the fourth most widely spoken in North America (excluding Mesoamerica), behind Navajo, Inuit and Cree, with about 80,000 speakers. It is also known as Ojibwa, Ojibway, and Chippewa.Due to lack of data, we can only count accurately up to 1,999 in Ojibwa. Please contact me if you can help me counting up from that limit.

List of numbers in Ojibwa

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

  • 1) bezhik
  • 2) niizh
  • 3) nswi
  • 4) niiwin
  • 5) naanan
  • 6) ngodwaaswi
  • 7) niizhwaaswi
  • 8) nshwaaswi
  • 9) zhaangswi
  • 10) mdaaswi
  • 11) mdaaswi shaa bezhik
  • 12) mdaaswi shaa niizh
  • 13) mdaaswi shaa nswi
  • 14) mdaaswi shaa niiwin
  • 15) mdaaswi shaa naanan
  • 16) mdaaswi shaa ngodwaaswi
  • 17) mdaaswi shaa niizhwaaswi
  • 18) mdaaswi shaa nshwaaswi
  • 19) mdaaswi shaa zhaangswi
  • 20) niizhtaana
  • 30) nsimtaana
  • 40) niimtaana
  • 50) naanmitaana
  • 60) ngodwaasmitaana
  • 70) niizhwaasmitaana
  • 80) nshwaasmitaana
  • 90) zhaangsmitaana
  • 100) ngodwaak
  • 1,000) mdaaswaak

Numbers in Ojibwa: Ojibwa numbering rules

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

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

  • Digits from zero to nine are specific words, namely kaagego [0], bezhik [1], niizh [2], nswi [3], niiwin [4], naanan [5], ngodwaaswi [6], niizhwaaswi [7], nshwaaswi [8] and zhaangswi [9].
  • The tens are based on the root of the digit names, except for ten: mdaaswi [10], niizhtaana [20], nsimtaana [30], niimtaana [40], naanmitaana [50], ngodwaasmitaana [60], niizhwaasmitaana [70], nshwaasmitaana [80] and zhaangsmitaana [90].
  • The hundreds are built the same way, based on the root of the digit names, with the exception of one hundred: ngodwaak [100], niizhwaak [200], nswaak [300], niiwaak [400], naanwaak [500], ngodwaaswaak [600], niizhwaaswaak [700], nshwaaswaak [800], and zhaangswaak [900].
  • Each group of number is joined by shaa (and), which means not only the tens and units (eg. niimtaana shaa naanan [45]), but also hundreds and tens (eg. niiwaak shaa niimtaana shaa nshwaaswi [448]), thousands and hundreds (eg. mdaaswaak shaa niizhwaak shaa niizhtaana shaa niizh [1,222]), and so on. The word for thousand is thus mdaaswaak.
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