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Numbers in Paama

How to count in Paama / Paamese, a member of the Oceanic branch of the Malayo-Polynesian language family spoken on the island of Paama in northern Vanuatu.

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Numeral Cardinal Ordinal
1 tai  
2 elu elueni
3 etel eteluni
4 ehat ehatini
5 elim elimeni
6 ahetai  
7 oulu  
8 outel  
9 ouhat  
10 halualim  
11 tai dan tai  
12 tai dan elu  
13 tai dan etel  
14 tai dan ehat  
15 tai dan elim  
16 tai dan ahetai  
17 tai dan oulu  
18 tai dan outel  
19 tai dan ouhat  
20 hanu mau  
21 hanu sav tai  
22 hanu sav elu  
23 hanu sav etel  
24 hanu sav ehat  
25 hanu sav elim  
26 hanu sav ahetai  
27 hanu sav oulu  
28 hanu sav outel  
29 hanu sav ouhat  
30 hanu sav halualim  
31 hanu sav tai dan tai  
32 hanu sav tai dan elu  
33 hanu sav tai dan etel  
34 hanu sav tai dan ehat  
35 hanu sav tai dan elim  
36 hanu sav tai dan ahetai  
37 hanu sav tai dan oulu  
38 hanu sav tai dan outel  
39 hanu sav tai dan ouhat  
40 hanu mau elu  
41 hanu mau elu hanu sav tai  
42 hanu mau elu hanu sav elu  
43 hanu mau elu hanu sav etel  
44 hanu mau elu hanu sav ehat  
45 hanu mau elu hanu sav elim  
46 hanu mau elu hanu sav ahetai  
47 hanu mau elu hanu sav oulu  
48 hanu mau elu hanu sav outel  
49 hanu mau elu hanu sav ouhat  
50 hanu mau elu hanu sav halualim  
51 hanu mau elu hanu sav tai dan tai  
52 hanu mau elu hanu sav tai dan elu  
53 hanu mau elu hanu sav tai dan etel  
54 hanu mau elu hanu sav tai dan ehat  
55 hanu mau elu hanu sav tai dan lim  
56 hanu mau elu hanu sav tai dan ahetai  
57 hanu mau elu hanu sav tai dan oulu  
58 hanu mau elu hanu sav tai dan outel  
59 hanu mau elu hanu sav tai dan ouhat  
60 hanu mau etel  
61 hanu mau etel hanu sav tai  
62 hanu mau etel hanu sav elu  
63 hanu mau etel hanu sav etel  
64 hanu mau etel hanu sav ehat  
65 hanu mau etel hanu sav elim  
66 hanu mau etel hanu sav ahetai  
67 hanu mau etel hanu sav oulu  
68 hanu mau etel hanu sav outel  
69 hanu mau etel hanu sav ouhat  
70 hanu mau etel hanu sav halualim  
71 hanu mau etel hanu sav dan tai  
72 hanu mau etel hanu sav dan elu  
73 hanu mau etel hanu sav dan etel  
74 hanu mau etel hanu sav dan ehat  
75 hanu mau etel hanu sav dan elim  
76 hanu mau etel hanu sav dan ahetai  
77 hanu mau etel hanu sav dan oulu  
78 hanu mau etel hanu sav dan outel  
79 hanu mau etel hanu sav dan ouhat  
80 hanu mau ehat  
90 hanu mau ehat sav halualim  
100 hanu mau elim  
once vārā, vārāi  
twice vālu  

Sources:
- Terry Crowley: A dictionary of Paamese. Pacific Linguistics, Series C-121. The Australian National University, 1992.
- The Paamese language of Vanuatu. Pacific Linguistics, Series B-87, Appendix A, pg. 245-247. The Australian National University, 1992.
- David Roberts: Conversational Paama / Paamese in Thirty Days, pg. 33. Port Vila, Vanuatu – 2004.

Information compiled by Wolfgang Kuhl

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Information about Paama numbers
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