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Counting in Dzambazi Romani

Language overview

Forty-two in Dzambazi Romani Balkan Romani (Rromani) is a dialectal group of the Romani indo-european language from the Indo-Aryan group, spoken by the Romani people. Džambazi Romani belongs to the southern Balkan sub-dialectal group, and counts about 20,000 speakers. The dialect described here is spoken in Macedonia.

Due to lack of data, we can only count accurately up to 1,000,000 in Dzambazi Romani. Please contact me if you can help me counting up from that limit.

Dzambazi Romani numbers list

  • 1 – jekh
  • 2 – duj
  • 3 – trin
  • 4 – štar
  • 5 – pandž
  • 6 – šov
  • 7 – efta
  • 8 – oxto
  • 9 – iňa
  • 10 – deš
  • 11 – dešujekh
  • 12 – dešuduj
  • 13 – dešutrin
  • 14 – dešuštar
  • 15 – dešupandž
  • 16 – dešušov
  • 17 – dešuefta
  • 18 – dešuoxto
  • 19 – dešuiňa
  • 20 – biš
  • 30 – tranda
  • 40 – saranda
  • 50 – pinda
  • 60 – šovardeš
  • 70 – eftavardeš
  • 80 – oxtovardeš
  • 90 – iňavardeš
  • 100 – šel
  • 1,000 – miľa
  • one million – milioni

Dzambazi Romani numbering rules

  • Numbers from one to ten are specific words, namely jekh (or jek) [1], duj [2], trin [3], štar [4], pandž [5], šov [6], efta [7], oxto [8], iňa (or eňa) [9], and deš [10].
  • From eleven to nineteen, numbers are formed with the word for ten (deš), followed by u and the unit digit: dešujekh [11], dešuduj [12], dešutrin [13], dešuštar [14], dešupandž (or dešpandž) [15], dešušov [16], dešuefta (or dešefta) [17], dešuoxto (or dešoxto) [18], and dešuiňa [19].
  • The tens are specific words up to fifty, then they are formed by putting the multiplier unit, the word var (times) and the word for ten with no space above fifty: deš [10], biš [20], tranda [30], saranda [40], pinda [50], šovardeš [60], eftavardeš [70], oxtovardeš [80], and iňavardeš [90].
  • Compound numbers are formed by linking the ten and the unit with tha, to which j is added before a vowel, with the exception of twenty-nine (e.g.: bišthajekh [21], bišthajoxto [28], bišthaiňa [29], iňavardešthajiňa [99]).
  • The hundreds are formed by prefixing the word for hundred (šêl) with the multiplier digit separated with no space, except for one hundred itself: šêl [100], dušêl [200], trinšêl [300], štaršêl [400], panšel [500] (and not pandžšêl), šovšêl [600], eftašêl [700], oxtošêl [800], and iňašêl [900].
  • The thousands are formed by prefixing the word for thousand (miľa, plural miľe) with the multiplier digit separated with a space, except for one thousand itself: miľa [1,000], duj miľe [2,000], trin miľe [3,000], štar miľe [4,000]…
  • The word for million is milioni.

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