Numbers in Ambel

How to count in Ambel (galí Ambél), a Malayo-Polynesian spoken mainly on Waigeo island in West Papua province in eastern Indonesia.

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Numeral Cardinal Ordinal
1 kitém iamanta
2 low ilow
3 túl itúl
4 hát ihát
5 lim ilim
6 wanóm iwanóm
7 hit ihit
8 wál iwál
9 siw isiw
10 lahé ilahé
11 lahé may kitém
12 lahé may low
13 lahé may túl
14 lahé may hát
15 lahé may lim
16 lahé may wanóm
17 lahé may hit
18 lahé may wál
19 lahé may siw
20 lahé low
21 lahé low may kitém
22 lahé low may low
23 lahé low may túl
24 lahé low may hát
25 lahé low may lim
26 lahé low may wanóm
27 lahé low may hit
28 lahé low may wál
29 lahé low may siw
30 lahé túl
40 lahé hát
50 lahé lim
60 lahé wanóm
70 lahé hit
80 lahé wál
90 lahé siw
100 útun
200 útun low
300 útun túl
400 útun hát
500 útun lim
600 útun wanóm
700 útun hit
800 útun wál
900 útun siw
1,000 calan
10,000 calan lahé
1,000,000 juta

Source: Laura Arnold. A GRAMMAR OF AMBEL An Austronesian language of Raja Ampat, west New Guinea. The University of Edinburgh, 2018.

Information compiled by Wolfgang Kuhl

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