Bislama numbers

How to count in Bislama, an English-based creole language spoken in the Republic of Vanuatu in the Pacific.

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Numeral Cardinal Ordinal
0 siro
1 wan nambawan, fas
2 tu nambatu, seken
3 tri nambatri
4 fo nambafo
5 faef nambafaef
6 sikis nambasikis
7 seven nambaseven
8 eit nambaeit
9 naen nambanaen
10 ten nambaten
11 leven nambaleven
12 twelef nambetwelef
13 tetin nambatetin
14 fotin nambafotin
15 fiftin nambafiftin
16 sikstin nambasikstin
17 seventin nambaseventin
18 eitin nambaeitin
19 naentin nambanaentin
20 twante nambatwante
21 twantewan
22 twantetu
23 twantetri
24 twantefo
25 twantefaef
26 twantesikis
27 twanteseven
28 twanteeit
29 twantenaen
30 teti
40 foti
50 fifti
60 siksti
70 seventi
80 eiti
90 naenti
100 wan handred
1,000 wan taosen
1,000,000 wan milyan

Hear some Bislama numbers:

Sources and Information about counting in Bislama
https://polyglotclub.com/wiki/Language/Bislama/Vocabulary/Numbers
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Category:Bislama_numerals
https://www.bislama.org/bislama-dictionary

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