Penan numbers

How to count in Penan (Punan-Nibong), a Malayo-Polynesian language spoken on the island of Borneo in Malaysia and Brunei.

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Numeral Cardinal Ordinal
1 jah bu’un *)
2 duah keruah
3 teleu keteleu
4 pat kepat
5 lemah kelemah
6 nem kenem
7 tujuh ketujuh
8 ajah keajah
9 pi’en kepi’en
10 (jah) polo kepolo
11 jah polo jah  
12 jah polo duah  
13 jah polo teleu  
14 jah polo pat  
15 jah polo lemah  
16 jah polo nem  
17 jah polo tujuh  
18 jah polo ajah  
19 jah polo pi’en  
20 duah poloh  
21 duah poloh ajah  
22 duah poloh duah  
23 duah poloh teleu  
24 duah poloh pat  
25 duah poloh lemah  
26 duah poloh nem  
27 duah poloh tujuh  
28 duah poloh ajah  
29 duah poloh pi’en  
30 teleu polo  
40 pat polo  
50 lemah polo  
60 nem polo  
70 tujuh polo  
80 ajah polo  
90 pi’en polo  
100 jah ato  
200 duah ato  
300 teleu ato  
400 pat ato  
500 lemah ato  
600 nem ato  
700 tujuh ato  
800 ajah ato  
900 pi’en ato  
1,000 jah ibeu  
2,000 duah ibeu  
3,000 teleu ibeu  
4,000 pat ibeu  
5,000 lemah ibeu  
6,000 nem ibeu  
7,000 tujuh ibeu  
8,000 ajah ibeu  
9,000 pi’en ibeu  
10,000 polo ibeu  

*) Note: Ordinal numbers (except for the first one) are derived by the prefix ke-

Source: Ian Mackenzie: PENAN GRAMMAR – A SKETCH.

Information about Penan

Information provided by Wolfgang Kuhl

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Numbers in Bornean languages

Bonggi, Ida’an, Kadazandusun, Kelabit, Lun Bawang, Penan, Rejang

Numbers in other languages

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