How to count in West Uvean (Fagauvéa), a Polynesian language spoken on Ouvéa Island in Loyalty Islands Province of New Caledonia.
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|6||tahi hona tupu (1+5)|
|7||lua hona tupu (2+5)|
|8||tolu hona tupu (3+5)|
|9||fā hona tupu (4+5)|
|10||lua a lima ('2 hands')|
|11||lua a lima ma tahi, tahi a koje|
|12||lua a lima ma lua, lua a koje|
|13||lua a lima ma tolu, tolu a koje|
|14||lua a lima ma fā, fā a koje|
|15||lua a lima ma lima, lima a koje|
|16||lua a lima ma tahi hona tupu, tahi a hano|
|17||lua a lima ma lua hona tupu, lua a hano|
|18||lua a lima ma tolu hona tupu, tolu a hano|
|19||lua a lima ma fā hona tupu|
|20||tahi a tēnua, tahi enea, fā a hano|
|40||lua a tēnua, lua enea|
|100||lima a tēnua, lima enea|
West Uvean is the only Polynesian language with a quinary (5-base) numbers system, probably as a result of influence from Iaai. These days, West Uvean speakers often count in Iaai or French.
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