Kristang numbers

How to count in Kristang, a Portuguese-based creole language spoken by the Kristang, a community of people of mixed Portuguese and Asian ancestry, mainly in Malacca in Malaysia, and in Singapore. It is also known as Papia Kristang or Malaccan Creole Portuguese.

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Numeral Cardinal Ordinal
1 ngua namba ngua
2 dos namba dos, sigunda
3 tres namba tres, treseru
4 kuatu namba kuatu
5 singku namba singku
6 sez namba sez
7 seti namba seti
8 oitu namba oitu
9 novi namba novi
10 des namba des
11 onzi  
12 dozi  
13 trezi  
14 katorzi  
15 kinzi  
16 dises  
17 diseti  
18 disoitu  
19 disnovi  
20 binti  
21 binti ngua  
22 binti dos  
23 binti tres  
24 binti kuatu  
25 binti singku  
26 binti sez  
27 binti seti  
28 binti oitu  
29 binti novi  
30 trinta  
40 korenta  
50 singkuenta  
60 sesenta  
70 satenta  
80 oitenta  
90 noventa  
100 sentu, nsentu  
101 nsentu ngua  
200 dos sentu  
300 tres sentu  
400 kuatu sentu  
500 singku sentu  
600 sez sentu  
700 seti sentu  
800 oitu sentu  
900 novi sentu  
1,000 mil, ngua mil, m mil  
2,000 dos mil  
3,000 tres mil  
4,000 kuatu mil  
5,000 singku mil  
6,000 sez mil  
7,000 seti mil  
8,000 oitu mil  
9,000 novi mil  
10,000 des mil  
1,000,000 miliang, ngua miliang, m miliang  
once mbes  
twice dos bes  

- Alan N. Baxter: A Grammar of Kristang (Malacca Creole Portuguese). Pacific Linguistics. The Australian National University, 1988. - Alan N. Baxter and Patrick D. Silva: A dictionary of Kristang (Malacca Creole Portuguese) with an English-Kristang finder-list. Pacific Linguistics. The Australian National University, 2004.

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