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The Number System of Yoruba


This page is based on MOTHERLAND NIGERIA and an e-mail from Abiola Lapite.

NumberReadingMeaning
0??
1ikan1*
2meji2
3meta3
4merin4
5marun5
6mefa6
7meje7
8mejo8
9mesan9
10mewa10
11mokanla1 + 10
12mejila2 + 10
13metala3 + 10
14merinla4 + 10
15medogun-5 + 20
16merindilogun4 from 20
17metadilogun3 from 20
18mejidilogun2 from 20
19mokandilogun1 from 20
20ogun20
21mokanlelogun1 and 20
22mejilelogun2 and 20
23metalelogun3 and 20
24merinlelogun4 and 20
25medogbon-5 + 30
26merindilogbon4 from 30
27metadilogbon3 from 30
28mejidilogbon2 from 30
29mokandilogbon1 from 30
30ogbon30
31mokanlelogbon1 and 30
32mejilelogbon2 and 30
33metalelogbon3 and 30
34merinlelogbon4 and 30
35marundilogoji5 from 20* × 2*
36merindilogoji4 from 20* × 2*
37metadilogoji3 from 20* × 2*
38mejidilogoji2 from 20* × 2*
39mokandilogoji1 from 20* × 2*
40ogoji20* × 2*
41mokanlelogoji1 and 20* × 2*
42mejilelogoji2 and 20* × 2*
43metalelogoji3 and 20* × 2*
44merinlelogoji4 and 20* × 2*
45marundiladota5 from 50
46merindiladota4 from 50
47metadiladota3 from 50
48mejidiladota2 from 50
49mokandiladota1 from 50
50adota50
51mokanleladota1 and 50
52mejileladota2 and 50
53metaleladota3 and 50
54merinleladota4 and 50
55marundilogota5 from 20* × 3*
56merindilogota4 from 20* × 3*
57metadilogota3 from 20* × 3*
58mejidilogota2 from 20* × 3*
59mokandilogota1 from 20* × 3*
60ogota20* × 3*
61mokanlelogota1 and 20* × 3*
62mejilelogota2 and 20* × 3*
63metalelogota3 and 20* × 3*
64merinlelogota4 and 20* × 3*
65marundiladorin5 from 70
66merindiladorin4 from 70
67metadiladorin3 from 70
68mejidiladorin2 from 70
69mokandiladorin1 from 70
70adorin70
71mokanleladorin1 and 70
72mejileladorin2 and 70
73metaleladorin3 and 70
74merinleladorin4 and 70
75marundilogorin5 from 20* × 4*
76merindilogorin4 from 20* × 4*
77metadilogorin3 from 20* × 4*
78mejidilogorin2 from 20* × 4*
79mokandilogorin1 from 20* × 4*
80ogorin20* × 4*
81mokanlelogorin1 and 20* × 4*
82mejilelogorin2 and 20* × 4*
83metalelogorin3 and 20* × 4*
84merinlelogorin4 and 20* × 4*
85marundiladorun5 from 90
86merindiladorun4 from 90
87metadiladorun3 from 90
88mejidiladorun2 from 90
89mokandiladorun1 from 90
90adorun90
91mokanleladorun1 and 90
92mejileladorun2 and 90
93metaleladorun3 and 90
94merinleladorun4 and 90
95marundilogorun5 from 20* × 5*
96merindilogorun4 from 20* × 5*
97metadilogorun3 from 20* × 5*
98mejidilogorun2 from 20* × 5*
99mokandilogorun1 from 20* × 5*
100ogorun20* × 5*

* Different form
† Different word

Note:
NumberReadingMeaning
100ogorun20* × 5*
200ogorun meji(20* × 5*) × 2
300ogorun meta(20* × 5*) × 3
400ogorun merin(20* × 5*) × 4
500ogorun marun(20* × 5*) × 5
600ogorun mefa(20* × 5*) × 6
700ogorun meje(20* × 5*) × 7
800ogorun mejo(20* × 5*) × 8
900ogorun mesan(20* × 5*) × 9
1000egberun1000


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