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Numbers in Ngadha

How to count in Ngadha, a Malayo-Polynesian language spoken on the islands of Flores in Indonesia

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Numeral Cardinal numbers
1 esa
2 zua [dʒua]
3 telu
4 wutu
5 lima
6 lemasa
7 lima zua
8 ruabutu
9 terasa
10 sebulu
11 sebulu esa
12 sebulu zua
13 sebulu telu
14 sebulu wutu
15 sebulu lima
16 sebulu lemasa
17 sebulu lima zua
18 sebulu ruabutu
19 sebulu terasa
20 bulu zua
21 bulu zua esa
22 bulu zua zua
23 bulu zua telu
24 bulu zua wutu
25 bulu zua lima
26 bulu zua lemasa
27 bulu zua lima zua
28 bulu zua ruabutu
29 bulu zua terasa
30 bulu telu
40 bulu wutu
50 bulu lima
60 bulu lemasa
70 bulu lima zua
80 bulu ruabutu
90 bulu terasa
100 sengasu [sǝŋasu]
200 ngasu zua [ŋasu dʒua]
300 ngasu telu
400 ngasu wutu
500 ngasu lima
600 ngasu lemasa
700 ngasu lima zua
800 ngasu ruabutu
900 ngasu terasa
1,000 seribu or ribu esa
2,000 ribu zua
3,000 ribu telu
4,000 ribu wutu
5,000 ribu lima
6,000 ribu lemasa
7,000 ribu lima zua
8,000 ribu ruabutu
9,000 ribu terasa
10,000 ribu sebulu

Source: I Wayan Arka: Numerals in Rongga. Numerals in Ngadha, pages 11-12. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics, 2010.

Information compiled by Wolfgang Kuhl

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