Numbers in Rennellese

How to count in Rennellese (Munggava / Mungiki), a Polynesian language spoken in Rennell and Bellona Province in the Solomon Islands.

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Numeral Cardinal numbers Ordinal numbers
1 tahi, tasi mataa-, mu’a- (mu-)
2 gua, ngua gua, (-nga)
3 togu, tongu togu, (haka-, -nga)
4 haa haa
5 gima, ngima gima
6 ono ono
7 hitu hitu
8 bagu, bangu bagu
9 iba iba
10 katoa, angahugu katoa
11 katoa tuma’a tasi, katoa tuma’a e tasi  
12 katoa tuma’a gua  
13 katoa tuma’a togu  
14 katoa tuma’a haa  
15 katoa tuma’a gima  
16 katoa tuma’a ono  
17 katoa tuma’a hitu  
18 katoa tuma’a bagu  
19 katoa tuma’a iba  
20 katoa hakagua, katoa hakangua  
21 katoa hakagua tuma’a tahi  
22 katoa hakagua tuma’a gua  
23 katoa hakagua tuma’a togu  
24 katoa hakagua tuma’a haa  
25 katoa hakagua tuma’a gima  
26 katoa hakagua tuma’a ono  
27 katoa hakagua tuma’a hitu  
28 katoa hakagua tuma’a bagu  
29 katoa hakagua tuma’a iba  
30 katoa hakatogu  
40 katoa hakahaa  
50 katoa hakagima  
60 katoa hakaono  
70 katoa hakahitu  
80 katoa hakabagu  
90 katoa hakaiba  
100 gau  
101 gau tuma’a tahi  
200 gua gau  
300 togu gau  
400 haa gau  
500 gima gau  
600 ono gau  
700 hitu gau  
800 bagu gau  
900 iba gau, ibanga  
1,000 noa, mano  
2,000 gua noa  
3,000 togu noa  
4,000 haa noa  
5,000 gima noa  
6,000 ono noa  
7,000 hitu noa  
8,000 bagu noa  
9,000 iba noa  
10,000 bane, kiu, nonoa  
100,000 tuia  
1,000,000 nimo  
1 billion ninimo  
once hakatahi, hakatasi  
twice hakagua  

Sources: Samuel H. Elbert/Rolf Kuschel/Toomasi Taupongi. Dictionary of the Language of Rennell and Bellona, Part 2, page 17. Copenhagen, Denmark – 1981.

Information provided by Wolfgang Kuhl

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