numerous as the sand by the sea

The Hebrew in 1 Kings 4:29 that is translated in English as “(Judah and Israel were as) numerous as the sand by the sea” is translated in Afar as Yuuda kee Israayil mari mangah arrooqih gide akkuk yeneeniih: “Judah and Israel were as numerous as gravel.” In verse 29 a similar expression is translated as loowo sinni: “not countable.”