Hausa

# Counting

Counting in Hausa follows a pattern that makes it quite easy to learn. Once you learn 1-9 and base numbers, you can essentially count to infinity!

Counting 1-10:

 One Daya Two Biyu Three Uku Four Hudu Five Biyar Six Shidda Seven Bakwai Eight Takwas Nine Tara Ten Goma

Counting 10-20

 Ten Goma Eleven Goma Sha Daya Twelve Goma Sha Biyu Thirteen Goma Sha Uku Fourteen Goma Sha Hudu Fifteen Goma Sha Biyar Sixteen Goma Sha Shidda Seventeen Goma Sha Bakwai Eighteen Goma Sha Takwas Nineteen Goma Sha Tara Twenty Ashirin

Counting 20-30

 Twenty Ashirin Twenty-one Ashirin da Daya Twenty-two Ashirin da Biyu Twenty-three Ashirin da Uku Twenty-four Ashirin da Hudu Twenty-five Ashirin da Biyar Twenty-six Ashirin da Shidda Twenty-seven Ashirin da Bakwai Twenty-eight Ashirin da Takwas Twenty-nine Ashirin da Tara Thirty Talatin

Counting 30+

For numbers in the thirties and beyond, you follow the same structure as 20-30:

Base number (30, 40, 50, etc.) + da + secondary number (1-9)

So all that is left to learn are the base numbers. Here they are for 10-100:

 Ten Goma Twenty Ashirin Thirty Talatin Forty Arbain Fifty Hamsin Sixty Sittin Seventy Sabain Eighty Tamanin Ninety Tasani One-hundred Dari

Now you try!