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Numbers in Araki

How to count in Araki, a Malayo-Polynesian language spoken in Araki island south of Espiritu Santo island in Vanuatu.

Numeral Cardinal Ordinal
1 mo hese mudu
2 mo dua ha-dua
3 mo rolu ha-rolu
4 mo vari ha-vari
5 mo lima ha-lima
6 mo haion(o) haion(o)
7 mo haipiru haipiru
8 mo haualu haualu
9 mo haisua haisua
10 sagavul(u)  
11 mo sagavul comana mo hese  
12 mo sagavul comana mo dua  
13 mo sagavul comana mo rolu  
14 mo sagavul comana mo vari  
15 mo sagavul comana mo lima  
16 mo sagavul comana mo haion(o)  
17 mo sagavul comana mo haipiru  
18 mo sagavul comana mo haualu  
19 mo sagavul comana mo haisua  
20 mo gavul dua  
21 mo gavul dua mo hese  
22 mo gavul dua mo dua  
23 mo gavul dua mo rolu  
24 mo gavul dua mo vari  
25 mo gavul dua mo lima  
26 mo gavul dua haion(o)  
27 mo gavul dua mo haipiru  
28 mo gavul dua mo haualu  
29 mo gavul dua mo haisua  
30 mo gavul rolu  
40 mo gavul vari  
50 mo gavul lima  
60 mo gavul haion(o)  
70 mo gavul haipiru  
80 mo gavul haualu  
90 mo gavul haisua  
100 mo gavul sagavulu  
110 mo gavul sagavulu mo sagavulu  
200 mo gavul sagavulu dua  
300 mo gavul sagavulu rolu  
400 mo gavul sagavulu vari  
500 mo gavul sagavulu lima  
600 mo gavul sagavulu haion(o)  
700 mo gavul sagavulu haipiru  
800 mo gavul sagavulu haualu  
900 mo gavul sagavulu haisua  
1,000 mo gavul sagavulu sagavulu  
2,000 mo gavul sagavulu sagavulu dua  
3,000 mo gavul sagavulu sagavulu rolu  
4,000 mo gavul sagavulu sagavulu vari  
5,000 mo gavul sagavulu sagavulu lima  
6,000 mo gavul sagavulu sagavulu haion(o)  
7,000 mo gavul sagavulu sagavulu haipiru  
8,000 mo gavul sagavulu sagavulu haualu  
9,000 mo gavul sagavulu sagavulu haisua  

Note

Ordinal numbers are formed with the prefix ha-, at least for the numbers 2-5. Greater numbers have already integrated this - or a similar - prefix ha- to their radical. The number 'one' has a suppletive form mudu 'first'.

Source: Alexander François: Araki: A disappearing language of Vanuatu. Pacific Linguistics Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies. The Australian National University. Canberra, 2002.

Information compiled by Wolfgang Kuhl

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