Numbers in Papapana

How to count in Papapana, a Western Oceanic language spoken on the northeast coast of Bougainville Province in Papua New Guinea.

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Numeral Cardinal Ordinal
0 aruai
1 naʼaria nanamoa
2 nuata va-nua
3 tautono va-atono
4 tauvasi va-tauvasi
5 pepeitaunima va-pepeitaunima
6 pepeitaunima na’aria [toatoa] va-pepeitaunima na’aria
7 pepeitaunima nuata [toatoa] va-pepeitaunima nuata
8 pepeitaunima tautono [toatoa] va-pepeitaunima tautono
9 pepeitaunima tauvasi [toatoa] va-pepeitaunima tautono
10 numanoa va-numanoa
11 numanoa na’aria [toatoa]
12 numanoa nuata [toatoa]
13 numanoa tautono [toatoa]
14 numanoa tauvasi [toatoa]
15 numanoa pepeitaunima [toatoa]
16 numanoa pepeitaunima na’aria [toatoa]
17 numanoa pepeitaunima nuata [toatoa]
18 numanoa pepeitaunima tautono [toatoa]
19 numanoa pepeitaunima tauvasi [toatoa]
20 nuau manoa
21 nuau manoa na’aria [toatoa]
22 nuau manoa nuata [toatoa]
23 nuau manoa tautono [toatoa]
24 nuau manoa tauvasi [toatoa]
25 nuau manoa pepeitaunima [toatoa]
26 nuau manoa pepeitaunima na’aria
27 nuau manoa pepeitaunima nuata [toatoa]
28 nuau manoa pepeitaunima tautono [toatoa]
29 nuau manoa pepeitaunima tauvasi [toatoa]
30 tautoi manoa
40 tauvasi manoa
50 pepeitaunima manoa
60 pepeitaunima nu’aria manoa
70 pepeitaunima nuau manoa
80 pepeitaunima tautoi manoa
90 pepeitaunima tauvasi manoa
100 nuau pepeitaunima manoa
1,000 manomanoana
2,000 nuau manomanoana

Source: A Grammar of Papapana, with an investigation into Language Contact and Endangerment. Ellen Louise Smith B.A.(Hons), M.A.. The University of Newcastle, Australia, February 2015.

Information about Papapana numbers

Information compiled by Wolfgang Kuhl

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