Yoruba Numbers

This page is about numbers in Yoruba. Including the cardinal (counting) and ordinal (order) numbers. Each of which is used in a different situation.

One: ẹyokan
Two: meji
Three: meta
Four: merin
Five: marun
Six: mefa
Seven: meje
Eight: mejo
Nine: mesan
Ten: mewa
Eleven: mokanla
Twelve: mejila
Thirteen: metala
Fourteen: merinla
Fifteen: meedogun
Sixteen: merindinlogun
Seventeen: metadinlogun
Eighteen: mejidinlogun
Nineteen: mokandinlogun
Twenty: ogun
Thirty three: ọgbọn ati ẹta
One hundred: Ọgọrun
Three hundred and sixty: Ọgọrun mẹta ati ọgọta
One thousand: Ọgọrun mẹwa

Here are some examples in Yoruba for the cardinal numbers above.

Two thousand and fourteen: Ọgọrun Ogun ati merinla
One million: Ọgọrun ona Ọgọrun
I'm thirty years old: Ọgbọn ọdun ni mi.
I have 2 sisters and one brother: Mo ni aburo / ẹgbọn obirin meji ati aburo / ẹgbọn ọkunrin kan.

Now we move on to the ordinal numbers, which helps us organize things by order or rank.

First: okan
Second: ekeji
Third: eketa
Fourth: ekerin
Fifth: ekarun
Sixth: ekefa
Seventh: ekeje
Eighth: ikejo
Ninth: ikesan
Tenth: ikewa
Eleventh: ikokanla
Twelfth: ikejila
Thirteenth: iketala
Fourteenth: ikẹrinla
Fifteenth: mẹdogun
Sixteenth: mẹrindinlogun
Seventeenth: mẹtadinlogun
Eighteenth: mejidinlogun
Nineteenth: ọkandinlogun
Twentieth: ogun

And here are a couple sentences related to the ordinal numbers above.

English is my first language: Gẹẹsi ni ede abinibi mi.
Her second language is Spanish: Supaniṣi ni ede rẹ keji.
Once: ẹnkan
Twice: ẹnmeji

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