Numbers in Northern Sami

Learn numbers in Northern Sami

Knowing numbers in Northern Sami is probably one of the most useful things you can learn to say, write and understand in Northern Sami. Learning to count in Northern Sami may appeal to you just as a simple curiosity or be something you really need. Perhaps you have planned a trip to a country where Northern Sami is the most widely spoken language, and you want to be able to shop and even bargain with a good knowledge of numbers in Northern Sami.

It's also useful for guiding you through street numbers. You'll be able to better understand the directions to places and everything expressed in numbers, such as the times when public transportation leaves. Can you think of more reasons to learn numbers in Northern Sami?

Northern Sami (davvisámegiella, sámegiella) belongs to the Uralic family, in the Finno-Ugric group. It is spoken in Lapland, a cultural region lying mostly within the Arctic Circle in Finland, Sweden and Norway, by about about 20.000 speakers.

List of numbers in Northern Sami

Here is a list of numbers in Northern Sami. We have made for you a list with all the numbers in Northern Sami from 1 to 20. We have also included the tens up to the number 100, so that you know how to count up to 100 in Northern Sami. We also close the list by showing you what the number 1000 looks like in Northern Sami.

  • 1) okta
  • 2) guokte
  • 3) golbma
  • 4) njeallje
  • 5) vihtta
  • 6) guhtta
  • 7) čieža
  • 8) gávcci
  • 9) ovcci
  • 10) logi
  • 11) oktanuppelohkái
  • 12) guoktenuppelohkái
  • 13) golbmanuppelohkái
  • 14) njealljenuppelohkái
  • 15) vihttanuppelohkái
  • 16) guhttanuppelohkái
  • 17) čiežanuppelohkái
  • 18) gávccinuppelohkái
  • 19) ovccinuppelohkái
  • 20) guoktelogi
  • 30) golbmalogi
  • 40) njealljelogi
  • 50) vihttalogi
  • 60) guhttalogi
  • 70) čiežalogi
  • 80) gávccilogi
  • 90) ovccilogi
  • 100) čuođi
  • 1,000) duhat
  • one million) miljon

Numbers in Northern Sami: Northern Sami numbering rules

Each culture has specific peculiarities that are expressed in its language and its way of counting. The Northern Sami is no exception. If you want to learn numbers in Northern Sami you will have to learn a series of rules that we will explain below. If you apply these rules you will soon find that you will be able to count in Northern Sami with ease.

The way numbers are formed in Northern Sami is easy to understand if you follow the rules explained here. Surprise everyone by counting in Northern Sami. Also, learning how to number in Northern Sami yourself from these simple rules is very beneficial for your brain, as it forces it to work and stay in shape. Working with numbers and a foreign language like Northern Sami at the same time is one of the best ways to train our little gray cells, so let's see what rules you need to apply to number in Northern Sami

  • Numbers from one to ten are specific words: okta [1], guokte [2], golbma [3], njeallje [4], vihtta [5], guhtta [6], čieža [7], gávcci [8], ovcci [9], and logi [10].
  • From eleven to nineteen, the numbers are formed from the matching digits, adding the suffix nuppelohkái: oktanuppelohkái [11], guoktenuppelohkái [12], golbmanuppelohkái [13], njealljenuppelohkái [14], vihttanuppelohkái [15], guhttanuppelohkái [16], čiežanuppelohkái [17], gávccinuppelohkái [18], and ovccinuppelohkái [19].
  • The tens are formed by suffixing the multiplier digit with the word for ten (logi), with the exception of ten itself: logi [10], guoktelogi [20], golbmalogi [30], njealljelogi [40], vihttalogi [50], guhttalogi [60], čiežalogi [70], gávccilogi [80], and ovccilogi [90].
  • Compound numbers are formed by saying the ten, then the digit with no space (e.g.: guoktelogiguokte [22], njealljelogiguhtta [46]).
  • Hundreds are formed by setting the multiplier unit directly before the word for hundred (čuođi), with the exception of one hundred itself: čuođi [100], guoktečuođi [200], golbmačuođi [300], njeallječuođi [400], vihttačuođi [500], guhttačuođi [600], čiežačuođi [700], gávccičuođi [800], and ovccičuođi [900].
  • Thousands are formed by setting the multiplier unit before the word for thousand (duhat) with no space, with the exception of one thousand itself: duhat [1,000], guokteduhat [2,000], golbmaduhat [3,000], njealljeduhat [4,000], vihttaduhat [5,000], guhttaduhat [6,000], čiežaduhat [7,000], gávcciduhat [8,000], and ovcciduhat [9,000].
  • Millions are formed by setting the multiplier unit before the word for million (miljon, plural miljovnna) with no space, except for one million: miljon [1 million], guoktemiljovnna [2 million], golbmamiljovnna [3 million], njealljemiljovnna [4 million], vihttamiljovnna [5 million]…
  • Compound numbers are formed by juxtaposing the numbers with no space from the higher ones to the smaller ones (e.g.: guoktečuođivihttalogigávcci [258], duhatčiežačuođigávccilogiovcci [1,789], miljončiežaduhatvihtta [1,007,005], vihttamiljovnnaduhatguoktečuođigolbmalogi [5,001,230]).
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