Numbers in Rapa Nui (Vananga rapa nui)

Information about counting in Rapa Nui, a Polynesian language spoken mainly on Easter Island.

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Numeral Cardinal numbers Ordinal numbers
0 kore no, (aanghuru) *)  
1 tahi, agatahi, agatai, e-tahi, hokotahi,
hagatahi, hokotahi no, tahaga, (ka-tahi)
rahe, te rae
2 rua, e-rua, ka-rua, piti, (ka-rua) te rua
3 toru, e-toru, (ka-toru) te toru
4 ha, e-ha, (ka-ha) te ha
5 rima, e-rima, ka-rima, ri-rima, (ka-rima) te rima
6 ono, e-ono, ka-ono, (ka-ono) te ono
7 hitu, e-hitu, ka-hitu, (ka-hitu) te hitu
8 varu, e-varu, e-vau, va-varu, (ka-varu) te varu
9 iva, e-iva, ka-iva, (ka-iva) te iva
10 a(n)gahuru, hagauru, agauru, e-agahuru,
hagahuru, hagauru, kauatu, etahi te kauatu,
e-tahi te agahuru, honu
(ka tahi te aanghuru)
te katahi te kauatu
11 e-tahi te kauatu matahi,
ehoeahuru ma hoe, (ka tahi te aanghuru ka tahi)
te katahi te kauatu matahi
12 e-tahi te kauatu ma rua,
ehoeahuru ma piti, (ka tahi te aanghuru ka rua)
te katahi te kauatu ma rua
13 e-tahi te kauatu ma toru,
ehoeahuru ma toru, (ka tahi te aanghuru ka toru)
te katahi te kauatu ma toru
14 e-tahi te kauatu maha,
ehoeahuru ma maha, (ka tahi te aanghuru ka ha)
te katahi te kauatu ma maha
15 e-tahi te kauatu ma rima,
ehoeahuru ma pae, tini honu, (ka tahi te aanghuru ka rima)
te katahi te kauatu ma rima
16 e-tahi te kauatu maono,
ehoeahuru ma ono, (ka tahi te aanghuru ka ono)
te katahi te kauatu maono
17 e-tahi te kauatu ma hitu,
ehoeahuru ma hitu, (ka tahi te aanghuru ka hitu)
te katahi te kauatu ma hitu
18 e-tahi te kauatu ma varu,
ehoeahuru ma varu, (ka tahi te aanghuru ka varu)
te katahi te kauatu ma varu
19 e-tahi te kauatu ma iva,
ehoeahuru ma iva, (ka tahi te aanghuru ka iva)
te katahi te kauatu ma iva
20 e-rua te kauatu, epitiahuru, honuhonu,
(ka rua te aanghuru)
te rua te kauatu
21 e-rua te kauatu matahi, epitiahuru ma hoe,
(ka rua te aanghuru ka tahi)
22 e-rua te kauatu ma rua, epitiahuru ma piti,
(ka rua te aanghuru ka rua)
23 e-rua te kauatu ma toru, epitiahuru ma toru,
(ka rua te aanghuru ka toru)
24 e-rua te kauatu maha, epitiahuru ma maha,
(ka rua te aanghuru ka ha)
25 e-rua te kauatu ma rima, epitiahuru ma pae,
(ka rua te aanghuru ka rima)
26 e-rua te kauatu ma ono, epitiahuru ma ono,
(ka rua te aanghuru ka ono)
27 e-rua te kauatu ma hitu, epitiahuru ma hitu,
(ka rua te aanghuru ka hitu)
28 e-rua te kauatu ma varu, epitiahuru ma varu,
(ka rua te aanghuru ka varu)
29 e-rua te kauatu ma iva, epitiahuru ma iva,
(ka rua te aanghuru ka iva)
30 e-toru te kauatu, e-toru ahuru, honu,
(ka toru te aanghuru)
te toru te kauatu
40 e-ha te kauatu, emahaahuru,
(ka ha te aanghuru)
te ha te kauatu
50 e-rima te kauatu, epaeahuru,
(ka rima te aanghuru)
te rima te kauatu
60 e-ono te kauatu, eonoahuru, honuhonu,
(ka ono te aanghuru)
te ono te kauatu
70 e-hitu te kauatu,
(ka hitu te aanghuru)
te hitu te kauatu
80 e-varu te kauatu, evauahuru,
(ka varu te aanghuru)
te varu te kauatu
90 e-iva te kauatu, eivaahuru,
(ka ira te aanghuru)
te iva te kauatu
100 e-tahi te rau, ehoehanere te rau, hanere,
(ka rau)
te tahi te rau
101 e-tahi te rau matahi,
(ka tahi te rau ma tahi)
200 e-rua te rau, epitihanere,
(ka rua te rau)
300 e-toru te rau,
(ka toru te rau)
400 e-ha te rau,
(ka ha te rau)
500 e-rima te rau,
(ka rima te rau)
600 e-ono te rau,
(ka ono te rau)
700 e-hitu te rau,
(ka hitu te rau)
800 e-varu te rau,
(ka varu te rau)
900 e-iva te rau,
(ka iva te rau)
1,000 piere, e-hoetautini, tautini  
2,000 piti tautini,
(ka rua te piere)
3,000 (ka toru te piere)  
4,000 (ka ha te piere)  
5,000 (ka rima te piere)  
6,000 (ka ono te piere)  
7,000 (ka hitu te piere)  
8,000 (ka varu te piere)  
9,000 (ka iva te piere)  
10,000 e-tahi te mano,
(ka mano)
100,000 peka, ka peka,
(ka peka)
1,000,000 migoinegoi, ra, ha ra, tinitini (ha ra)  
million, billion tinitini  
over one million (mingoi-ngoi)  
Trinity torutahi  
one by one avai varavara  
once ki tetahi ra, ki tona ra, horahorau, ananake  
triple hakatoru  
10 fathoms kumi  


*) Numbers in parenthesis: Thomson, p. 552 & Cooke, p. 721.
**) "mahi(n)go" = family (in the widest meaning), vassals, group of friends


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Information compiled by Wolfgang Kuhl


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