Ahamb numbers

How to count in Ahamb (naujin sdrato), a Southern Oceanic language spoken on Akhamb and Malekula islands in Vanuatu

Ahamb has a vigesimal (20-based) counting system, and numbers from 6-9 are 5+1, 5+2, 5+3, etc.

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Numeral Cardinal Ordinal
1 nga-jhay, nga-jkenene hay-jhay
2 nga-ru hay-ru
3 nga-rür hay-rür
4 nga-vaj hay-vaj
5 nga-rëm hay-rëm
6 nga-rëm (m)rahjkay
7 nga-rëm (m)rahru
8 nga-rëm (m)rahrür
9 nga-rëm (m)rahpaj
10 nga-sngavur
11 nga-sngavur nga-jhay
12 nga-sngavur nga-ru
13 nga-sngavur nga-rür
14 nga-sngavur nga-vaj
15 nga-sngavur nga-rëm
16 nga-sngavur nga-rëm rëjkay
17 nga-sngavur nga-rëm rahru
18 nga-sngavur nga-rëm rahrür
19 nga-sngavur nga-rëm rahpaj
20 nrenhavuy (nga-jkenene)
21 nrenhavuy nga-jkenene nga-jhay
22 nrenhavuy nga-jkenene nga-ru
23 nrenhavuy nga-jkenene nga-rür
24 nrenhavuy nga-jkenene nga-vaj
25 nrenhavuy nga-jkenene nga-rëm
26 nrenhavuy nga-jkenene nga-rëm rëjkay
27 nrenhavuy nga-jkenene nga-rëm rahru
28 nrenhavuy nga-jkenene nga-rëm rahrür
29 nrenhavuy nga-jkenene nga-rëm rahpaj
30 nrenhavuy nga-jkenene nga-jkenene snagavur
40 nrenhavuy nga-ru
50 nrenhavuy nga-ru sngavur
60 nrenhavuy nga-rür
70 nrenhavuy nga-rür sngavur
80 nrenhavuy nga-vaj
90 nrenhavuy nga-vaj sngavur
100 nrenhavuy nga-rëm

Source: A grammar of the Ahamb language (Vanuatu) by Tihomir Rangelov

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