Armenian numerals

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Template:Table Numeral SystemsThe system of Armenian numerals is a historic numeral system originating using the (capital) letters of the ancient Armenians. In modern Armenia, the familiar Arabic numerals are used. There was no notation for zero in the old system, and the numeric values for individual letters were added together. The principles behind this system are the same as for the Ancient Greek numerals and Hebrew numerals.

Since not all browsers can render Unicode Armenian letters, their phonetic equivalents are also given in this table.

ArmenianPhoneticArabic
Աayb1
Բben2
Գgim3
Դda4
Եech5
Զza6
Էeh7
Ըet8
Թto9
Ժzhe10
Իini20
Լliwn30
Խxeh40
Ծca50
Կken60
Հho70
Ձja80
Ղghad90
Ճcheh100
Մmen200
Յyi300
Նnow400
Շsha500
Ոvo600
Չcha700
Պpeh800
Ջjheh900
Ռra1000
Սseh2000
Վvew3000
Տtiwn4000
Րreh5000
Ցco6000
Ւyiwn7000
Փpiwr8000
Քkeh9000

Note that the final two letters of the Armenian alphabet, "o" (Օ) and "fe" (Ֆ) were added to the Armenian alphabet only after Arabic numerals were already in use, to facilitate transliteration of other languages. Thus, they do not have a numerical value assigned to them.

Examples:

  • ՌՋՀԵ = 1975 = 1000 + 900 + 70 + 5
  • ՍՄԻԲ = 2222 = 2000 + 200 + 20 + 2
  • ՍԴ = 2004 = 2000 + 4
  • ՃԻ = 120 = 100 + 20
  • Ծ = 50

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