Numbers in Kokota

How to count in Kokota (Ooe Kokota), a Western Oceanic language spoken on Santa Isabel Island in the Solomon Islands.

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Numeral Cardinal numbers Ordinal numbers
1 kaike kusu, fufunu
2 palu fa palu
3 tilo fa tilo
4 fnoto fa fnoto
5 ḡaha fa ḡaha
6 nablo fa nablo
7 fitu fa fitu
8 hana fa hana
9 nheva fa nheva
10 naboto, naboto-u fa naboto
11 naboto kaike
12 naboto palu
13 naboto tilo
14 naboto fnoto
15 naboto ḡaha
16 naboto nablo
17 naboto fitu
18 naboto hana
19 naboto nheva
20 varedake, varedake-u
21 varedake kaike, varedake kaike-u
22 varedake palu, varedake palu-gu
23 varedake tilo, varedake tilo-u
24 varedake fnoto, varedake fnoto-u
25 varedake ḡaha, varedake ḡaha-u
26 varedake nablo, varedake nablo-u
27 varedake fitu, varedake fitu-gu
28 varedake hana, varedake hana-u
29 varedake nheva, varedake nheva-u
30 tulufulu-gu
40 palu-tutu
50 limafulu, limafulu-gu
60 tilo-tutu
70 fitu-salai
80 hana-salai
90 nheva-salai
100 ḡobi
200 palu ḡobi
300 tilo ḡobi
400 fnoto ḡobi
500 ḡaha ḡobi
600 nablo ḡobi
700 fitu ḡobi
800 hana ḡobi
900 nheva ḡobi
1,000,000 mola

Sources: Bill Palmer. Kokota grammar. University of Hawai'i Press, Honolulu 2009.

Information about Kokota numerals
https://austronesiancounting.wordpress.com/2008/06/24/kokota-one-of-the-most-bizarre-numeral-systems-attested-for-an-oceanic-language/

Compiled by Wolfgang Kuhl

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