Numbers in Bola

How to count in Bola (Bola-Bakovi), a Western Oceanic language spoken on the Willaumez peninsula in West New Britain Province of Papua New Guinea.

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Numeral Cardinal numbers Ordinal numbers
1 taku muga
2 rua rua-na
3 tolu tolu-na
4 va va-na
5 lima lima-na
6 polo-tara polotara-na
7 polo-rua polorua-na
8 polo-tolu polotolu-na
9 polo-va polova-na
10 ravulu (taku) ravulu-na
11 ravulu (taku) a polona i taku
12 ravulu (taku) a polona i rua
13 ravulu (taku) a polona i tolu
14 ravulu (taku) a polona i va
15 ravulu (taku) a polona i lima
16 ravulu (taku) a polona i polo-tara
17 ravulu (taku) a polona i polo-rua
18 ravulu (taku) a polona i polo-tolu
19 ravulu (taku) a polona i polo-lima
20 ravulu (i) rua
21 ravulu rua a polona i taku
22 ravulu rua a polona i rua
23 ravulu rua a polona i tolu
24 ravulu rua a polona i va
25 ravulu rua a polona i lima
26 ravulu rua a polona i polo tara
27 ravulu rua a polona i polo rua
28 ravulu rua a polona i polo tolu
29 ravulu rua a polona i polo va
30 ravulu tolu
40 ravulu va
50 ravulu lima
60 ravulu polo-tara
70 ravulu polo-rua
80 ravulu polo-tolu
90 ravulu polo-va
100 ravulu mule ma marina balaka i taku
200 ravulu mule ma marina balaka i rua
300 ravulu mule ma marina balaka i tolu
400 ravulu mule ma marina balaka i va
500 ravulu mule ma marina balaka i lima
600 ravulu mule ma marina balaka i polo-tara
700 ravulu mule ma marina balaka i polo-rua
800 ravulu mule ma marina balaka i polo-tolu
900 ravulu mule ma marina balaka i polo-va
1,000 rangale

Source: Bola Grammar Sketch. René van den Berg and Brent Wiebe. SIL-PNG Academic Publications Ukarumpa, Papua New Guinea, 2019.

Compiled by Wolfgang Kuhl

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