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The Number System of Sukuma


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NumberReadingMeaning
0nil0
1imo1
2ibili2
3idatu3
4inne4
5itano5
6itandatu6
7pungate7
8inane8
9kenda9
10ikumi10
11ikumi na imo10 and 1
12ikumi na ibili10 and 2
13ikumi na idatu10 and 3
14ikumi na inne10 and 4
15ikumi na itano10 and 5
16ikumi na itandatu10 and 6
17ikumi na pungate10 and 7
18ikumi na inane10 and 8
19ikumi na kenda10 and 9
20makumiabili10* × 2*
21makumiabili na imo(10* × 2*) and 1
22makumiabili na ibili(10* × 2*) and 2
23makumiabili na idatu(10* × 2*) and 3
24makumiabili na inne(10* × 2*) and 4
25makumiabili na itano(10* × 2*) and 5
26makumiabili na itandatu(10* × 2*) and 6
27makumiabili na pungate(10* × 2*) and 7
28makumiabili na inane(10* × 2*) and 8
29makumiabili na kenda(10* × 2*) and 9
30makumiadatu10* × 3*
31makumiadatu na imo(10* × 3*) and 1
32makumiadatu na ibili(10* × 3*) and 2
33makumiadatu na idatu(10* × 3*) and 3
34makumiadatu na inne(10* × 3*) and 4
35makumiadatu na itano(10* × 3*) and 5
36makumiadatu na itandatu(10* × 3*) and 6
37makumiadatu na pungate(10* × 3*) and 7
38makumiadatu na inane(10* × 3*) and 8
39makumiadatu na kenda(10* × 3*) and 9
40makumiane10* × 4*
41makumiane na imo(10* × 4*) and 1
42makumiane na ibili(10* × 4*) and 2
43makumiane na idatu(10* × 4*) and 3
44makumiane na inne(10* × 4*) and 4
45makumiane na itano(10* × 4*) and 5
46makumiane na itandatu(10* × 4*) and 6
47makumiane na pungate(10* × 4*) and 7
48makumiane na inane(10* × 4*) and 8
49makumiane na kenda(10* × 4*) and 9
50makumiatano10* × 5*
51makumiatano na imo(10* × 5*) and 1
52makumiatano na ibili(10* × 5*) and 2
53makumiatano na idatu(10* × 5*) and 3
54makumiatano na inne(10* × 5*) and 4
55makumiatano na itano(10* × 5*) and 5
56makumiatano na itandatu(10* × 5*) and 6
57makumiatano na pungate(10* × 5*) and 7
58makumiatano na inane(10* × 5*) and 8
59makumiatano na kenda(10* × 5*) and 9
60makumiatandatu10* × 6*
61makumiatandatu na imo(10* × 6*) and 1
62makumiatandatu na ibili(10* × 6*) and 2
63makumiatandatu na idatu(10* × 6*) and 3
64makumiatandatu na inne(10* × 6*) and 4
65makumiatandatu na itano(10* × 6*) and 5
66makumiatandatu na itandatu(10* × 6*) and 6
67makumiatandatu na pungate(10* × 6*) and 7
68makumiatandatu na inane(10* × 6*) and 8
69makumiatandatu na kenda(10* × 6*) and 9
70makumipungate10* × 7
71makumipungate na imo(10* × 7) and 1
72makumipungate na ibili(10* × 7) and 2
73makumipungate na idatu(10* × 7) and 3
74makumipungate na inne(10* × 7) and 4
75makumipungate na itano(10* × 7) and 5
76makumipungate na itandatu(10* × 7) and 6
77makumipungate na pungate(10* × 7) and 7
78makumipungate na inane(10* × 7) and 8
79makumipungate na kenda(10* × 7) and 9
80makumianane10* × 8*
81makumianane na imo(10* × 8*) and 1
82makumianane na ibili(10* × 8*) and 2
83makumianane na idatu(10* × 8*) and 3
84makumianane na inne(10* × 8*) and 4
85makumianane na itano(10* × 8*) and 5
86makumianane na itandatu(10* × 8*) and 6
87makumianane na pungate(10* × 8*) and 7
88makumianane na inane(10* × 8*) and 8
89makumianane na kenda(10* × 8*) and 9
90makumikenda10* × 9
91makumikenda na imo(10* × 9) and 1
92makumikenda na ibili(10* × 9) and 2
93makumikenda na idatu(10* × 9) and 3
94makumikenda na inne(10* × 9) and 4
95makumikenda na itano(10* × 9) and 5
96makumikenda na itandatu(10* × 9) and 6
97makumikenda na pungate(10* × 9) and 7
98makumikenda na inane(10* × 9) and 8
99makumikenda na kenda(10* × 9) and 9
100igana100

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