Yoruba Numbers

Yoruba Numbers

If you're trying to learn Yoruba Numbers you will find some useful resources including a course about Cardinal Numbers and Ordinal Numbers... to help you with your Yoruba 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 Yoruba. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!

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Yoruba Numbers

Learning the Yoruba 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 Yoruba language. But first we need to know what the role of Numbers is in the structure of the grammar in Yoruba.

Yoruba cardinal number convey the "how many" they're also known as "counting numbers," because they show quantity. Here are some examples:

English NumbersYoruba Numbers
numbers
oneOkan
twoEji
threeEta
fourErin
fiveArun
sixEfa
sevenEje
eightEjo
nineEsan
tenEwa
twelveMejila
thirteenmetala
fourteenmerinla
fifteenMedogun
sixteenMerindinlogun
seventeenMetadinlogun
eighteenMedjidinlogun
nineteenMokandinlogun
twentyOgun
hundredOgorun

As you can see from the example above, the structure of the Numbers in Yoruba has a logical pattern. Locate the Numbers above and see how it works with the rest of the sentence in Yoruba.

List of Ordinal Numbers in Yoruba

Yoruba 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 Yoruba. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Yoruba vocabulary.

English NumbersYoruba Numbers
Ordinal Numbers
firstEkini
secondEkeji
thirdEketa
fourthEkerin
fifthEkarun
sixthEkefa
seventhEkeje
eighthEkejo
ninthEkesan
tenthEkewa
eleventhOkankola
twelfthEkejila
thirteenthEketala
fourteenthEkerinla
fifteenthEekedogun
sixteenthEkerindinlogun
seventeenthEketadinlogun
eighteenthEkejidinlogun
nineteenthOkandinlogun
twentiethOgun
onceEekan
twiceEmeji

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


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