Tamambo numbers

How to count in Tamambo (Tamabo), an Oceanic language spoken mainly on Malo Island in Sanma province of Vanuatu.

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Numeral Cardinal Ordinal
1 atea talom
2 arua arua-na
3 atolu atolu-na
4 avati avati-na
5 alima alima-na
6 aiono aiono-na
7 ambitu ambitu-na
8 awalu awalu-na
9 asuwa asuwa-na
10 sangavulu sangavulu-na
11 sangavulu ngalai rua-na atea
domana atea (E)
12 sangavulu ngalai rua-na arua
domana arua (E)
13 sangavulu ngalai rua-na atolu
domana atolu (E)
14 sangavulu ngalai rua-na avati
domana avati (E)
15 sangavulu ngalai rua-na alima
domana alima (E)
16 sangavulu ngalai rua-na aiono
domana aiono (E)
17 sangavulu ngalai rua-na ambitu
domana ambitu (E)
18 sangavulu ngalai rua-na awalu
domana awalu (E)
19 sangavulu ngalai rua-na asuwa
domana asuwa (E)
20 ngalai rua (a lei rua)
21 ngalai rua ngalai tolu-na ataea
22 ngalai rua ngalai tolu-na arua
23 ngalai rua ngalai tolu-na atolu
24 ngalai rua ngalai tolu-na avati
25 ngalai rua ngalai tolu-na alima
26 ngalai rua ngalai tolu-na aiono
27 ngalai rua ngalai tolu-na ambitu
28 ngalai rua ngalai tolu-na awalu
29 ngalai rua ngalai tolu-na asuwa
30 ngalai tolu (a lei tolu)
40 ngalai vati (a lei vati)
50 ngalai lima (a lei lima)
60 ngalai aiono (a lei aiono)
70 ngalai ambitu (a lei ambitu)
80 ngalai awalu (a lei awalu)
90 ngalai asuwa (a lei asuwa)
100 ngalai sangavulu (galsagavul)
200 ngalai sangavulu vaha-rua
300 ngalai sangavulu vaha-tlu
400 ngalai sangavulu vaha-vati
500 ngalai sangavulu vaha-lima
600 ngalai sangavulu vaha-aiono
700 ngalai sangavulu vaha-ambitu
800 ngalai sangavulu vaha-awalu
900 ngalai sangavulu vaha-asuwa
1,000 vaha sangavulu

Source: Dorothy G. Jauncey. Tamambo, the language of west Malo, Vanuatu. The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia (2011).

Compiled by Wolfgang Kuhl

Information about counting in Tamambo

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Numbers in Oceanic languages

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