Numbers in Sumbawa

How to count in Sumbawa (Basa Samawa), a Malayo-Polynesian language spoken in the western part of Sumbawa island in Indonesia.

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Numeral Cardinal numbers Ordinal numbers
1 sópó’/se-/sai pertama (Malay loanword)
2 dua ke-dua
3 telu ke-telu
4 empat ke-empat
5 lima ke-lima
6 enam ke-enam
7 pitu’ ke-pitu
8 balu’ ke-balu
9 siwa’ ke-siwa
10 se-pulu ke-pulu
11 s-olas  
12 dua-olas  
13 telu-olas  
14 empat-olas  
15 lima-olas  
16 enam-olas  
17 pitu-olas  
18 balu-olas  
19 siwa-olas  
20 dua-pulu  
21 dua-pulu sai  
22 dua-pulu dua  
23 dua-pulu telu  
24 dua-pulu empat  
25 dua-pulu lima  
26 dua-pulu enam  
27 dua-pulu pitu  
28 dua-pulu balu  
29 dua-pulu siwa  
30 telu-pulu  
40 empat-pulu  
50 lima-pulu  
60 enam-pulu  
70 pitu-pulu  
80 balu-pulu  
90 siwa-pulu  
100 se-ratis  
200 dua-ratis  
300 telu-ratis  
400 empat-ratis  
500 lima-ratis  
600 enam-ratis  
700 pitu-ratis  
800 balu-ratis  
900 siwa-ratis  
1,000 se-ribu  
2,000 dua-ribu  
3,000 telu-ribu  
4,000 empat-ribu  
5,000 lima-ribu  
6,000 enam-ribu  
7,000 pitu-ribu  
8,000 balu-ribu  
9,000 siwa-ribu  
10,000 se-pulu-ribu  
20,000 dua-pulu-ribu  
30,000 telu-pulu-ribu  
40,000 empat-pulu-ribu  
50,000 lima-pulu-ribu  
60,000 enam-pulu-ribu  
70,000 pitu-pulu-ribu  
80,000 balu-pulu-ribu  
90,000 siwa-pulu-ribu  
100,000 se-ratis-ribu  
200,000 dua-ratis-ribu  
300,000 telu-ratis-ribu  
400,000 empat-ratis-ribu  
500,000 lima-ratis-ribu  
600,000 enam-ratis-ribu  
700,000 pitu-ratis-ribu  
800,000 balu-ratis-ribu  
900,000 siwa-ratis-ribu  
1,000,000 se-juta  

Source: Marian Klamer & František Kratochvíl. Number and quantity in East Nusantara. Asia Pacific Linguistics. The Australian National University. Canberra – 2014.

Information compiled by Wolfgang Kuhl

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