Tongan numbers

How to count in Tongan (Faka-Tonga), a Polynesian language spoken mainly on the island of Tonga in the Pacfic.

For double digits there are full-style numbers and telephone-style numbers. The telephone-style numbers are shorter and simpler, for example 11 is hongofulu ma taha in the full-style, and taha-taha in the telephone style.

The numbers are sometimes written as one word. Sometimes the parts are separated by a hyphen or a space.

If any of the numbers are links, you can hear a recording by clicking on them. If you can provide recordings, please contact me.

Numeral Cardinal numbers Ordinal numbers
0 noa [no.a]
1 taha [ta.ha] fua, fuofua
2 ua [u.a] sekoni
3 tolu [to.lu]
4 fā [faː]
5 nima [ni.ma]
6 ono [o.no]
7 fitu [fi.tu]
8 valu [va.lu]
9 hiva [hi.va]
10 hongofulu [ho.ŋo.fu.lu]
11 hongofulu mā taha
taha-taha
12 hongofulu mā ua
taha-ua
13 hongofulu mā tolu
taha-tolu
14 hongofulu mā fā
taha-fā
15 hongofulu mā nima
taha-nima
16 hongofulu mā ono
taha-ono
17 hongofulu mā fitu
taha-fitu
18 hongofulu mā valu
taha-valu
19 hongofulu mā hiva
taha-hiva
20 ungofulu / uofulu [u.o.fu.lu]
ua-noa
21 ungofulu mā taha
ua-taha
22 ungofulu mā ua
uo-ua
23 ungofulu mā tolu
ua-tolu
24 ungofulu mā fā
ua-fā
25 ungofulu mā nima
ua-nima
26 ungofulu mā ono
ua-ono
27 ungofulu mā fitu
ua-fitu
28 ungofulu mā
ua-valu
29 ungofulu mā hiva
ua-hiva
30 tolungofulu [to.lu.ŋo.fu.lu]
tolu-noa
40 fāgofulu
fā-noa
50 limagofulu
nima-noa
60 onongofulu
ono-noa
70 fitungofulu
fitu-noa
80 valungofulu
valu-noa
90 hivangofulu
hiva-noa
100 teau
taha-noa-noa
1,000 taha-afe
10,000 mano
100,000 kilu
1,000,000 miliona

Hear some Tongan numbers:

Information about counting in Tongann
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tongan_language#Numerals
https://letslearntongan.com/tag/tongan-numbers/
https://www.languagesandnumbers.com/how-to-count-in-tongan-telephone-style/en/ton-mod/

Information about Tongan | Phrases | Numbers | Tower of Babel

Numbers in Polynesian languages

Proto-Polynesian, Anutan, Emae, Futunan, Hawaiian, Kapingamarangi, Mangareva, Māori, Marquesan (North), Marquesan (South), Moriori, Niuafoʻou, Niuean, Nukuria, Nukuoro, Pukapukan, Rapa, Rapa Nui, Rarotongan, Rennellese, Samoan, Sikaiana, Tahitian, Tokelauan, Takuu, Tongan, Tuvaluan, Wallisian

Numbers in other languages

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