Numbers in Helong

How to count in Helong, a Malayo-Polynesian language spoken in West Timor in Indonesia.

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Numeral Cardinal numbers Ordinal numbers
1 mesa hmunan
2 dua ke dua
3 tilu ke tilu
4 aat ke aat
5 lima ke lima
6 eneng ke eneng
7 itu ke itu
8 palu ke palu
9 sipa ke sipa
10 hngulu ke hngulu
11 hngulu esa  
12 hngulu dua  
13 hngulu tilu  
14 hngulu aat  
15 hngulu lima  
16 hngulu eneng  
17 hngulu itu  
18 hngulu palu  
19 hngulu sipa  
20 buk dua  
21 buk dua beas esa  
22 buk dua beas dua  
23 buk dua beas tilu  
24 buk dua beas aat  
25 buk dua beas lima  
26 buk dua beas eneng  
27 buk dua beas itu  
28 buk dua beas palu  
29 buk dua beas sipa  
30 buk tilu  
32 buk tilu beas dua
buk tilu-s dua
40 buk aat  
50 buk lima  
60 buk eneng  
70 buk itu  
80 buk palu  
90 buk sipa  
100 ngatus  
200 ngatus dua  
300 ngatus tilu  
400 ngatus aat  
500 ngatus lima  
600 ngatus eneng  
700 ngatus itu  
800 ngatus palu  
900 ngatus sipa  
1,000 lihu  
2,000 lihu dua  
3,000 lihu tilu  
4,000 lihu aat  
5,000 lihu lima  
6,000 lihu eneng  
7,000 lihu itu  
8,000 lihu palu  
9,000 lihu sipa  
10,000 lihu hngulu  
1,000,000 juta (Malay loanword)  

Source: Marian Klamer & František Kratochvíl. Number and quantity in East Nusantara. Asia Pacific Linguistics. The Australian National University. Canberra – 2014.

Information compiled by Wolfgang Kuhl

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Information about Helong

Numbers in Helong | Tower of Babel in Helong

Numbers in Timoric languages

Dawan, Helong, Tetum

Numbers in other languages

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