Numbers in Tobelo

How to count in Tobelo, a West Papuan language spoken in the provinces of North Maluku and Papua in Indonesia.

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Numeral Cardinal numbers Ordinal numbers
1 moi ma-moi
2 hinóto ma-hinóto
3 hange, ruange ma-hange
4 iata, ruata ma-iata
5 motoa ma-motoa
6 butanga ma-butanga
7 tumidi ma-tumidi
8 tuhange ma-tuhange
9 hiwo ma-hiwo
10 ngimoi
11 ngimoi de moi
12 ngimoi de hinóto
13 ngimoi de hange
14 ngimoi de iata
15 ngimoi de motoa
16 ngimoi de butanga
17 ngimoi de tumidi
18 ngimoi de tuhange
19 ngimoi de hiwo
20 monaoko
21 monaoko de moi
22 monaoko de hinóto
23 monaoko de hange
24 monaoko de iata
25 monaoko de motoa
26 monaoko de butanga
27 monaoko de tumidi
28 monaoko de tuhange
29 monaoko de hiwo
30 moruange
40 moruata
50 moritoa
60 moributanga
70 moritumidi
80 morituhange
90 morihiwo
100 o ratuhu [Malay loanword]
200 o ratuhu hinóto
1,000 o saana [Malay loanword]
2,000 o saana hinóto

Source: Gary Holton. Numeral classifiers and number in two Papuan outliers of East Nusantara.

Information compiled by Wolfgang Kuhl

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