Numbers in Tamazight

Learn numbers in Tamazight

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

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 Tamazight?

Central Morocco Tamazight (tamaziɣt, ⵜⴰⵎⴰⵣⵉⵖⵜ), also known as Braber, or simply Tamazight, is a Berber language spoken in central Morocco where it counts about 3 million speakers. Tamazight is written in Tifinagh alphabet (of which a version has been standardized by the Royal institute of the Amazigh culture in 2003), and can be translitterated in both Latin alphabet and Arabic script. Tamazight is the official language of Morocco, alongside Arabic.Due to lack of data, we can only count accurately up to 9,999 in Tamazight. Please contact me if you can help me counting up from that limit.

List of numbers in Tamazight

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

  • 1) ⵢⴰⵏ (yan)
  • 2) ⵙⵉⵏ (sin)
  • 3) ⴽⵕⴰⴹ (kṛaḍ)
  • 4) ⴽⴽⵓⵣ (kkuz)
  • 5) ⵙⵎⵎⵓⵙ (smmus)
  • 6) ⵚⴹⵉⵚ (ṣḍiṣ)
  • 7) ⵙⴰ (sa)
  • 8) ⵜⴰⵎ (tam)
  • 9) ⵜⵥⴰ (tẓa)
  • 10) ⵎⵔⴰⵡ (mraw)
  • 11) ⵢⴰⵏ ⴷ ⵎⵔⴰⵡ (yan d mraw)
  • 12) ⵙⵉⵏ ⴷ ⵎⵔⴰⵡ (sin d mraw)
  • 13) ⴽⵕⴰⴹ ⴷ ⵎⵔⴰⵡ (kṛaḍ d mraw)
  • 14) ⴽⴽⵓⵣ ⴷ ⵎⵔⴰⵡ (kkuz d mraw)
  • 15) ⵙⵎⵎⵓⵙ ⴷ ⵎⵔⴰⵡ (smmus d mraw)
  • 16) ⵚⴹⵉⵚ ⴷ ⵎⵔⴰⵡ (ṣḍiṣ d mraw)
  • 17) ⵙⴰ ⴷ ⵎⵔⴰⵡ (sa d mraw)
  • 18) ⵜⴰⵎ ⴷ ⵎⵔⴰⵡ (tam d mraw)
  • 19) ⵜⵥⴰ ⴷ ⵎⵔⴰⵡ (tẓa d mraw)
  • 20) ⵙⵉⵏ ⵉⴷ ⵎⵔⴰⵡ (sin id mraw)
  • 30) ⴽⵕⴰⴹ ⵉⴷ ⵎⵔⴰⵡ (kṛaḍ id mraw)
  • 40) ⴽⴽⵓⵣ ⵉⴷ ⵎⵔⴰⵡ (kkuz id mraw)
  • 50) ⵙⵎⵎⵓⵙ ⵉⴷ ⵎⵔⴰⵡ (smmus id mraw)
  • 60) ⵚⴹⵉⵚ ⵉⴷ ⵎⵔⴰⵡ (ṣḍiṣ id mraw)
  • 70) ⵙⴰ ⵉⴷ ⵎⵔⴰⵡ (sa id mraw)
  • 80) ⵜⴰⵎⵜ ⵉⴷ ⵎⵔⴰⵡ (tamt id mraw)
  • 90) ⵜⵥⴰⵜ ⵉⴷ ⵎⵔⴰⵡ (tẓat id mraw)
  • 100) ⵜⵉⵎⵉⴹⵉ (timiḍi)
  • 1,000) ⵉⴼⴹ (ifḍ)

Numbers in Tamazight: Tamazight numbering rules

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

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

  • Zero has only one singular form, the masculine ⴰⵎⵢⴰ (amya), but it has a plural form: ⵉⵎⵢⴰⵜⵏ (imyatn).
    Numerals from one to ten vary in gender: the feminine form is obtained by adding -ⵜ (-t) at the end of the masculine form.
    The digits from one to nine are: ⵢⴰⵏ (yan) / ⵢⵓⵏ (yun) / ⵉⵊⵊ (ijj) / ⵉⴷⵊ (idj) [1] (four possible forms), ⵙⵉⵏ (sin) [2], ⴽⵕⴰⴹ (kṛaḍ) or ⵛⴰⵕⴹ (ʃaṛḍ) [3], ⴽⴽⵓⵣ (kkuz) [4], ⵙⵎⵎⵓⵙ (smmus) [5], ⵚⴹⵉⵚ (ṣḍiṣ) [6], ⵙⴰ (sa) [7], ⵜⴰⵎ (tam) [8], and ⵜⵥⴰ (tẓa) [9].
    The same series in feminine form: ⵢⴰⵜ (yat) / ⵢⵓⵜ (yut) / ⵉⵛⵜ (iʃt) [1] (three possible forms), ⵙⵏⴰⵜ (snat) [2], ⴽⵕⴰⵟⵜ (kṛaṭt) or ⵛⴰⵕⴹⵜ (ʃaṛḍt) [3], ⴽⴽⵓⵣⵜ (kkuzt) [4], ⵙⵎⵎⵓⵙⵜ (smmust) [5], ⵚⴹⵉⵚⵜ (ṣḍiṣt) [6], ⵙⴰⵜ (sat) [7], ⵜⴰⵎⵜ (tamt) [8], and ⵜⵥⴰⵜ (tẓat) [9].
  • Ten is ⵎⵔⴰⵡ (mraw) when masculine, and ⵎⵔⴰⵡⵜ (mrawt) when feminine.
  • From eleven to nineteen, the numbers are formed by setting the unit first, then the coordinating morphem ⴷ (d) (and), and the number ten (e.g.: ⵢⴰⵏ/ⵢⵓⵏ/ⵉⵊⵊ ⴷ ⵎⵔⴰⵡ (yan/yun/ijj d mraw) [11], ⵙⵉⵏ ⴷ ⵎⵔⴰⵡ (sin d mraw) [12], ⴽⵕⴰⴹ ⴷ ⵎⵔⴰⵡ (kṛaḍ d mraw) or ⵛⴰⵕⴹ ⴷ ⵎⵔⴰⵡ (ʃaṛḍ d mraw) [13]).
    If the name of the numbered entity is feminine, the unit digit remains masculine and the ten digit takes the mark of feminine (e.g.: ⵢⴰⵏ ⴷ ⵎⵔⴰⵡⵜ (yan d mrawt) [11], ⵙⵉⵏ ⴷ ⵎⵔⴰⵡⵜ (sin d mrawt) [12], ⴽⵕⴰⴹ ⴷ ⵎⵔⴰⵡⵜ (kṛaḍ d mrawt) [13]).
  • Tens from twenty are formed by setting the multiplier digit before the word ⵉⴷ (id) (of the) and the number ten: ⵙⵉⵏ ⵉⴷ ⵎⵔⴰⵡ (sin id mraw) [20], ⴽⵕⴰⴹ ⵉⴷ ⵎⵔⴰⵡ (kṛaḍ id mraw) [30], ⴽⴽⵓⵣ ⵉⴷ ⵎⵔⴰⵡ (kkuz id mraw) [40], ⵙⵎⵎⵓⵙ ⵉⴷ ⵎⵔⴰⵡ (smmus id mraw) [50], ⵚⴹⵉⵚ ⵉⴷ ⵎⵔⴰⵡ (ṣḍiṣ id mraw) [60], ⵙⴰ ⵉⴷ ⵎⵔⴰⵡ (sa id mraw) [70], ⵜⴰⵎⵜ ⵉⴷ ⵎⵔⴰⵡ (tamt id mraw) [80], and ⵜⵥⴰⵜ ⵉⴷ ⵎⵔⴰⵡ (tẓat id mraw) [90]. Tens take the mark of the following name gender.
  • Beyond twenty, tens and units are combined by setting the ten digit, then the conjunction ⵉ (i) (and), then the unit (e.g.: ⵙⵉⵏ ⵉⴷ ⵎⵔⴰⵡ ⵉ ⵙⴰ (sin id mraw i sa) [27], ⵙⴰ ⵉⴷ ⵎⵔⴰⵡ ⵉ ⵙⵎⵎⵓⵙ (sa id mraw i smmus) [75]).
  • One hundred is ⵜⵉⵎⵉⴹⵉ (timiḍi) (ⵜⵉⵎⴰⴹ (timaḍ) in plural), and is always feminine. Therefore, hundreds use only feminine digits as multipliers: ⵜⵉⵎⵉⴹⵉ (timiḍi) [100], ⵙⵏⴰⵜ ⵜⵉⵎⴰⴹ (snat timaḍ) [200], ⴽⵕⴰⵟⵜ ⵜⵉⵎⴰⴹ (kṛaṭt timaḍ) [300], ⴽⴽⵓⵣⵜ ⵜⵉⵎⴰⴹ (kkuzt timaḍ) [400], ⵙⵎⵎⵓⵙⵜ ⵜⵉⵎⴰⴹ (smmust timaḍ) [500], ⵚⴹⵉⵚⵜ ⵜⵉⵎⴰⴹ (ṣḍiṣt timaḍ) [600], ⵙⴰⵜ ⵜⵉⵎⴰⴹ (sat timaḍ) [700], ⵜⴰⵎⵜ ⵜⵉⵎⴰⴹ (tamt timaḍ) [800], and ⵜⵥⴰⵜ ⵜⵉⵎⴰⴹ (tẓat timaḍ) [900]). The name following the hundred is set in plural and preceded by the preposition ⵏ (n) (of).
  • One thousand is ⵉⴼⴹ (ifḍ) (ⴰⴼⴹⴰⵏ (afḍan) in plural). We thus get ⵙⵉⵏ ⴰⴼⴹⴰⵏ (sin afḍan) [2,000], ⴽⵕⴰⴹ ⴰⴼⴹⴰⵏ (kṛaḍ afḍan) [3,000], ⵜⵉⵎⵉⴹⵉ ⵏ ⴰⴼⴹⴰⵏ (timiḍi n afḍan) [100,000] (note the preposition ⵏ (n) in that case).
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