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Numbers in Sawila

How to count in Sawila (Tanglapui), a Trans-New Guinea language spoken on Alor Island in Nusa Tenggara Timur Province of Indonesia

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Numeral Cardinal numbers Ordinal numbers
1 sundana, dana wii-suna, wiideayi, wiidayi, wida
2 yaku wii-yaku, wiieyaku
3 tuo wii-tua
4 araasiku wii-araasiiku
5 yootine wii-yootine
6 yootingsuno (5+1) wii-yootingsuno
7 yootingyaku (5+2) wii-yootingyaku
8 yootingtuo (5+3) wii-yootingtuo
9 yootaraasiku (5+4) wii-yootaraasiku
10 adaaku wii-adaaku
11 adaaku garising sundana  
12 adaaku garising yaku  
13 adaaku garising tuo  
14 adaaku garising araasiku  
15 adaaku garising yootine  
16 adaaku garising yootingsuno  
17 adaaku garising yootingyaku  
18 adaaku garising yootingtuo  
19 adaaku garising yootaraasiku  
20 adaaku ma-raku  
21 adaaku ma-raku garising sundana  
22 adaaku ma-raku garising yaku  
23 adaaku ma-raku garising tuo  
24 adaaku ma-raku garising araasiku  
25 adaaku ma-raku garising yootine  
26 adaaku ma-raku garising yootingsuno  
27 adaaku ma-raku garising yootingyaku  
28 adaaku ma-raku garising yootingtuo  
29 adaaku ma-raku garising yootaraasiku  
30 adaaku ma-tua  
40 adaaku ma-araasiku  
50 adaaku ma-yootine  
60 adaaku ma-yootingsuno  
70 adaaku ma-yootingyaku  
80 adaaku ma-yootingtua  
90 adaaku ma-yootaraasiku  
100 asaka dana  
200 asaka yaku  
300 asaka tuo  
400 asaka araasiku  
500 asaka yootine  
600 asaka yootingsuno  
700 asaka yootingyaku  
800 asaka yootingtuo  
900 asaka yootaraasiku  
1,000 riibu dana, riibu (Malay loanword)  
1,922 riibu dana asaka yootaraasiku adaaku ma-raku garising yaku  
2,000 riibu yaku  
3,000 riibu tuo  
4,000 riibu araasiku  
5,000 riibu yootine  
6,000 riibu yootingsuno  
7,000 riibu yootingyaku  
8,000 riibu yootingtuo  
8,192 riibu yootingtuo asaka dana adaaku ma-yootaraasiku garising yaku  
9,000 riibu yootaraasiku  
10,000 riibu adaaku  
1,000,000 juta (Malay loanword)  


Information compiled by Wolfgang Kuhl

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