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Numbers in Navajo From 1-1000 – How To Count In Navajo

Wondering how to count in Navajo? 

This post will teach you how to say all the numbers in Navajo from 1 to 1,000. It also covers the main numbering rules which should help you form new numbers.

Hopefully you’ll leave this page knowing some essential Navajo numbers.

List Of Navajo Numbers From 1-1000

Below is a list of the numbers in Navajo from 1 to 1,000. 

Please note: I have not included every single number from 1 – 1,000. The key numbers have been included, to form any other numbers in between, please see the numbering rules below.

31tádiin dóó ba’aan t’ááłá’í
32tádiin dóó ba’aan naaki
33tádiin dóó ba’aan táá’
34tádiin dóó ba’aan dį́į́’
35tádiin dóó ba’aan ’ashdla’
36tádiin dóó ba’aan hastą́ą́
37tádiin dóó ba’aan tsosts’id
38tádiin dóó ba’aan tseebíí
39tádiin dóó ba’aan náhást’éí
100tʼááłáhádí neeznádiin
200naakidi neeznádiin
300táadi neeznádiin
400dį́įʼdi neeznádiin
500ashdladi neeznádiin
600hastą́ądi neeznádiin
700tsostsʼidi neeznádiin
800tseebíidi neeznádiin
900náhástʼéidi neeznádiin
1,000tʼááłáhádí mííl

Navajo Numbering Rules

Like in many languages, there are some rules when it comes to the numbers in Navajo. Knowing these rules will help you to learn the numbers and work out the name for other numbers not listed here.

Numbers From 11-20

  • The numbers from 11 to 20 are formed by adding the suffix -tsʼáadah to the numbers from 1 to 10.
  • The suffix -tsʼáadah means ‘plus ten’.
  • For example, 2 in Navajo is ‘naaki’ so you just add the suffix -tsʼáadah to create 12, so 12 is ‘naakitsʼáadah’.
  • The only exceptions are 11 and 15. 
  • 11 – the number 1 is tʼááłáʼí in Navajo but to form 11 you drop the ‘tʼáá’ and the ‘í’ from the number 1 (leaving just ‘łá’) and then add the suffix so 11 is łáʼtsʼáadah.
  • 15 – when adding the suffix -tsʼáadah to the number 5 to form 15, you drop the ts’ of the suffix so 15 is ashdlaʼáadah.

Tens e.g. 20, 30, 40 etc

  • The tens numbers which are 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80 and 90 are formed by adding the suffix -diin to the numbers from 1 to 10.
  • The suffix -diin means ‘times ten’
  • Most of the numbers from 1 to 10 are shortened before adding the suffix -diin so make sure you check the above numbers list to ensure you say them correctly. 
  • For example, 2 is ‘naaki’, in this example ‘naaki’ is shortened to ‘naa’ and the suffix -diin is added to form 20. 20 is naadiin. 

Numbers from 20-29 and 40-49

  • To form the compound numbers between 20-29 & 40-49, there is a general rule (but there’s some exceptions so check the list above to ensure you have them correct).
  • The general rule is that you take the ten number and then add the unit to it. For example, the number 22 is naadįįnaaki, it is made of naadiin (20) and naaki (2). 

All Other Compound Numbers

  • To form all other compound numbers, such as 35, 67, 78, 89 etc, there is a general rule.
  • These numbers are formed by putting the word ‘dóó baʼąą’ in between the ten and the unit.
  • ‘dóó baʼąą’ means ‘in addition to’.
  • For example, 35 is ‘tádiin dóó baʼąą ashdlaʼ’ which is formed from tádiin (30) and ashdlaʼ (5).

Hundreds e.g. 200, 300, 400 etc

  • The hundreds numbers which are 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700, 800 and 900 are easy to form. 
  • You add the suffix -di to the single number digit and then add the word for hundred which is ‘neeznádiin’.
  • For example, to form 200, you add -di to the number 2 (forming naakidi) and then add the word for hundred (neeznádiin) so 200 is naakidi neeznádiin.

If you need more help learning Navajo it’s always worth investing in a Navajo language book like this one.

How To Pronounce Navajo Numbers

To ensure you’re pronouncing the numbers in Navajo correctly, you can check out the below videos. You can hear the numbers pronounced by a native Navajo speaker. 

For numbers from 1 – 10, check out this video:

For numbers from 11 – 20, check out this video:

Thanks for reading this post on how to say the numbers from 1 to 1,000 in Navajo. 

You should now be able to count in Navajo and know some of the rules on numbering.

Can you guess what month means ‘little leaves’ in Navajo? If not then learn how to say the months in Navajo.

It’s really important that people keep learning Navajo to keep the language alive. You can find out more about the Navajo language here.

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