Counting in Jawaese

Enter a number and get it written in full in Jawaese.

Language overview

Jawaese is a fictional language that belongs to the Star Wars universe. It is spoken by the Jawas of the planet Tatooine. This language has been created by Ben Burtt, sound designer for the Star Wars movies, and is inspired by the sounds of the Zulu language.

Due to lack of data, this program can only count accurately up to 10 in Jawaese. Please contact me if you can help me counting up from that limit.

Jawaese numbering rules

  • Digits from one to nine are specific words, with the exception of seven which does not exist in the Jawaese arithmetics: po [1], ko [2], kyo [3], yo [4], dyo [5], lyo [6], ho [8], and to [9].
  • The only documented ten is kisewa [10].
  • Three powers of ten are also known: gakisewa [100], hakisewa [1,000], and jo jo muma [one hundred million].


Dark LensDark Lens
by , editors Xavier Barral (2011)

Galactic Phrase Book and Travel GuideGalactic Phrase Book and Travel Guide
by , editors Del Rey (2001)

A Guide to the Star Wars UniverseA Guide to the Star Wars Universe
by , editors LucasBooks (2000)

Dark LensDark Lens
by , editors Xavier Barral (2011)

Numbers list

  • 1 – po
  • 2 – ko
  • 3 – kyo
  • 4 – yo
  • 5 – dyo
  • 6 – lyo
  • 8 – ho
  • 9 – to
  • 10 – kisewa
  • 100 – gakisewa
  • 1,000 – hakisewa
  • one hundred million – jo jo muma


Star Wars languages

Bocce, Ewokese, Gunganese, Huttese, Jawaese, Mandalorian, Neimoidian, and Shyriiwook.

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