Avava numbers

How to count in Avava, a Southern Oceanic language spoken in central Malekula Island in Vanuatu. Younger Avava speakers tend to use Bislama numbers past 10 or even past 5, or they don't use any Avava numbers at all.

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Numeral Cardinal Ordinal
1 sapm ipom
2 iru ituru nan
3 itl ititl nan
4 ivat itivat nan
5 ilim itlim nan
6 sout sout nan
7 souru souru nan
8 setl setl nan
9 savat savat nan
10 langal langal nan
11 langal druman sapm
12 langal druman iru
13 langal druman itl
14 langal druman ivat
15 langal druman ilim
16 langal druman sout
17 langal druman souru
18 langal druman setl
19 langal druman savat
20 ngal iru
21 ngal iru druman sapm
22 ngal iru druman iru
23 ngal iru druman itl
24 ngal iru druman ivat
25 ngal iru druman ilim
26 ngal iru druman sout
27 ngal iru druman laru
28 ngal iru druman souru
29 ngal iru druman savat
30 ngal itl
40 ngal ivat
50 ngal ilim
60 ngal sout
70 ngal souru
80 ngal setl
90 ngal savat
100 angat
1,000 atar
1,000,000 amul

Source: The Avava Language of Central Malakula (Vanuatu), by Terry Crowley

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Numbers in Oceanic languages

Ahamb, Apma, Avava, Babatana, Bariai, Big Numbas, Bola, Cheke Holo, Daakaka, Dorig, Fijian, Hiw, Hoava, Kara, Kokota, Kove, Lakon, Lewo, Lote, Lo-Toga, Manam, Maskelynes, Mavea, Mussau-Emira, Mwotlap, Nafsan, Nahavaq, Namakura, Nduke, Neve‘ei, North Efate, Nume, Paama, Papapana, Rotuman, Roviana, Siar, Sio, Sobei, Sursurunga, Tigak, Tamambo, Ubir, Ughele, Vitu

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