"How many women are they?"
Translation:वे कितनी औरतें हैं?
In the previous sentence: "How many people are there?" the correct answer was: कितने लोग हैं So why now such a bizzarre structure instead of simply: कितनी औरतें हैं Anyone?
कितनी औरतें हैं = how many women are there? वे कितनी औरतें हैं = how many women are they?
Because औरतें (Women) is feminine. In Hindi femininity takes precedence over plurality. The three forms are Masculine singular, Masculine/Mixed plural, and Feminine, which will end in ई whether you're talking about one woman or twenty.