If you're trying to learn **Malagasy Numbers** you will find some useful resources including a course about **Cardinal Numbers and Ordinal Numbers**... to help you with your **Malagasy grammar**. Try to concentrate on the lesson and notice the pattern that occurs each time the word changes its place. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Malagasy. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!

Learning the **Malagasy Numbers** is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. The more you master it the more you get closer to mastering the Malagasy language. But first we need to know what the role of Numbers is in the structure of the grammar in Malagasy.

Malagasy cardinal number convey the "how many" they're also known as "counting numbers," because they show quantity.

In **Malagasy** numbers from 1 to 10 are unique and
therefore need to be memorized individually. Numbers from 11 to and upwards are
formed by using the following pattern: for example 21 can be formed by using 1 +
20 while connecting them and putting in between the word “amby” which means the
“rest of”. However from 11 to 19 the words to be put in between is “ambin’ny”.

Tens: 10 folo Hundreds 100 zato Thousands 1000 arivo

20 roapolo 200 roanjato 2000 roa arivo

30 telopolo 300 telonjato 3000 telo arivo

40 efapolo 400 efajato etc…

50 dimampolo 500 dimanjato

60 enimpolo 600 eninjato

70 fitopolo 700 fitonjato

80 valopolo 800 valonjato

90 sivifolo 900 sivinjato

Examples: 15 can be formed by using 10 + 5 which is dimy ambin’ny folo, meaning five the rest of ten;

23 can be formed by using 20 + 3 which is telo amby roapolo

78 can be formed by using 70 + 8 which is valo amby fitopolo

132 can be formed by using 100 + 30 + 2 which is roa amby telopolo amby zato

Here are some examples:

English Numbers | Malagasy Numbers |
---|---|

numbers | Isa |

one | iray |

two | roa |

three | telo |

four | efatra |

five | dimy |

six | enina |

seven | fito |

eight | valo |

nine | sivy |

ten | folo |

eleven | iraika amby folo |

twelve | roa amby folo |

thirteen | telo amby folo |

fourteen | efatra amby folo |

fifteen | dimy amby folo |

sixteen | enina amby folo |

seventeen | fito amby folo |

eighteen | valo amby folo |

nineteen | sivy amby folo |

twenty | roapolo |

hundred | zato |

one thousand | arivo |

million | hetsy |

Notice the structure of the Numbers in Malagasy.

Malagasy Ordinal numbers tell the order of things in a set: first, second, third, etc. Ordinal numbers do not show quantity. They only show rank or position. Below is a list of the Cardinal Numbers and Ordinal Numbers in Malagasy. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Malagasy vocabulary.

English Numbers | Malagasy Numbers |
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Ordinal Numbers | Isa misesy |

first | voalohany |

second | faharoa |

third | fahatelo |

fourth | fahaefatra |

fifth | fahadimy |

sixth | fahaenina |

seventh | fahafito |

eighth | fahavalo |

ninth | fahasivy |

tenth | fahafolo |

eleventh | faha-iraika amby folo |

twelfth | faha-roapolo |

thirteenth | faha-telopolo |

fourteenth | faha-efatra amby folo |

fifteenth | faha-dimy amby folo |

sixteenth | faha-enina amby folo |

seventeenth | faha-fito amby folo |

eighteenth | faha-enina amby folo |

nineteenth | faha-sivy amby folo |

twentieth | faha-roapolo |

once | indray mandeha |

twice | indroa |

Cardinal Numbers and Ordinal Numbers have a very important role in Malagasy. Once you're done with Malagasy Numbers, you might want to check the rest of our Malagasy lessons here: Learn Malagasy. Don't forget to **bookmark** this page.

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