Neve‘ei numbers

How to count in Neve‘ei (Nabusian teget), a Southern Oceanic language spoken mainly on the island of Malekula in Vanuatu.

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Numeral Cardinal Ordinal
1 sevakh vuam
2 iru aruan
3 itl atl nen, nen vwelem itl
4 ivah avasn, nen vwelem ivah
5 ilim alimin, nen vwelem ilim
6 nsouh nsouh nen, nen vwelem nsouh
7 nsuru nsuru nen, nen vwelem nsuru
8 nsutl nsutl nen, nen vwelem nsutl
9 nsavah nsavah, nen vwelem nsavah
10 nangavil (sevakh), vungavil vungavil nen, nen vwelem vungavil
11 nangavil sevakh nedremwen sevakh
12 nangavil sevakh nedremwen iru
13 nangavil sevakh nedremwen itl
14 nangavil sevakh nedremwen ivah
15 nangavil sevakh nedremwen ilim
16 nangavil sevakh nedremwen nsouh
17 nangavil sevakh nedremwen nsuru
18 nangavil sevakh nedremwen nsutl
19 nangavil sevakh nedremwen nsavah
20 nangavil iru
30 nangavil itl
40 nangavil ivah
50 nangavil ilim
60 nangavil nsouh
70 nangavil nsuru
80 nangavil nsutl
90 nangavil nsavah
100 nagat sevakh
1,000 netar
1,000,000 namul

Source: A grammar of Neve‘ei, Vanuatu, by Jill Musgrave

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