Numbers in Tao (Cizicizing No Tao)

How to count in Tao (Cizicizing No Tao), a Philippine language spoken on Orchid Island, a part of Taiwan. It is also known as Yami, Botel Tobago, Lanyu or Tawu.

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Numeral Cardinal numbers Ordinal numbers
1 ása nimanomána
2 dóa, dadoa, raroa ikadoa na
3 tílo, atlo ikatilo na,
ikatlo na
4 ápat ikapat na
5 líma, alima ikalima na
6 ánem ikanem na
7 píto, apito ikapito na
8 wáo, awao ikawao na
9 síam, asiam ikasiam na
10 póo, asa ngernan, ikapóo na
11 asa o ikasikaroa na,
asa so ikaroa (a ngernan)
12 adoa o ikasilaroa na  
13 atlo o ikasilaroa na  
14 apat o ikasilaroa na  
15 alima o ikasilaroa na  
16 anem o ikasikaroa na  
17 apito o ikasikaroa na  
18 awao o ikasikaroa na  
19 asiam o ikasikaroa na  
20 adao ngernan  
21 asa o ikasikatlo na  
22 adoa sa ikatilo  
23 adoa sa ikapat  
24 adoa sa ikalima  
25 adoa sa ikanem  
26 adoa sa ikapito  
27 adoa sa ikawao  
28 adoa sa ikasiam  
29 adoa sa ikapóo  
30 atlo o ngernan  
33 atlo so ikapat  
40 apat a ngernan  
44 apat so ikalima  
50 alima a ngernan  
55 alima so ikanem  
60 anem a ngernan  
70 apito a ngernan  
80 awao o ngernan, awao a ngernan  
90 asiam a ngernan  
100 asa poo, asa a poo  
200 adoa poo  
1,000 asa zivo  
2,000 adoa zivo  
3,000 atlo zivo  
4,000 apat zivo  
5,000 lima zivo  
6,000 anem zivo  
7,000 pito zivo  
8,000 wao zivo  
9,000 siam zivo  
once ipisa  
twice ipidoa  
thrice ipitlo  
4 times ipipat  
5 times ipilima  
6 times ipinem  
group of two teyrararoa  
group of three teytatatilo  
group of four teypapapat  
group of five teylalalima  
group of six teynananem  

Hear some Yami / Tao numbers

Note: Numbers above ten are expressed “in fraction”. In other words, eleven is literally one out of the second ten, and twenty-two is two out of the third ten.

Multiples of ten, on the other hand, are expressed with the number followed by the linker “a”, and the unit of ten “ngernan”.

Source: Yami Texts with Reference Grammar and Dictionary, 何德華 (D. Victoria Rau), 董瑪女 (Maa-Neu Dong), 中央研究院 語言學研究所 Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan – 2006.

Information compiled by Wolfgang Kuhl

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