Mangareva numbers

How to count in Mangareva (Te Reo Magareva), a Polynesian language spoken in the islands of Gambier and Mangareva in French Polynesia.

There are two ways of counting in Mangareva: a binary system and a decimal system. The binary system gradually fell out of use due to influence from French missionaries from 1834.

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Numeral Cardinal numbers
1 e tahi, ta’i
2 e rua, rua
3 e toru, toru
4 e ha, ’a
5 e rima, rima
6 e ono, ono
7 e hitu, ’itu
8 e varu, varu
9 e iva, iva
10 rogouru, takau
20 paua
40 tataua
80 varu
100 rau

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Information about counting in Mangarevan

Information about Mangareva | Numbers

Numbers in Polynesian languages

Proto-Polynesian, Anutan, Emae, Futunan, Hawaiian, Kapingamarangi, Mangareva, Māori, Marquesan (North), Marquesan (South), Moriori, Niuafoʻou, Niuean, Nukumanu, Nukuria, Nukuoro, Pukapukan, Rapa, Rapa Nui, Rarotongan, Rennellese, Samoan, Sikaiana, Tahitian, Tokelauan, Takuu, Tongan, Tuamotuan, Tuvaluan, Wallisian, West Uvean

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