Numbers in Bonggi

How to count in Bonggi, a North Bornean language spoken mainly on Banggi Island in Sabah, Malaysia.

Note: in Bonggi classifiers are attached to numbers when counting specific things. For example, batu for round objects, big objects and animals.

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Numeral Cardinal Ordinal
1 esah [esaʔ], satu [satu] buuh [buːʔ]
2 dua [ˈdu.a] ngindua
3 tolu [ˈ], tiga [tiga] ntolu, ngintolu
4 paat [paːt] kepaat [kepaːt]
5 lima [ˈlʲi.mə̃] kilima [kilima]
6 onom [ˈɔ.nɔ̃m] konom [konom]
7 turuh [turuʔ] kuturuh [kuturuʔ]
8 waluh kewaluh [kewaluʔ]
9 siabm [ˈsʲi.əᵇm] kisiabm [kisiam]
10 puluh [ˈɸʷu.luʔ] kupuluh [kupuluʔ]
11 puluh-esah  
12 puluh-dua, dua-belas, sebelas  
13 puluh-teluh  
14 puluh-paat  
15 puluh-lima  
16 puluh-onom  
17 puluh-turuh  
18 puluh-waluh  
19 puluh-siabm  
20 dua-mpuluh  
21/td> dua-mpuluh-esah  
22 dua-mpuluh-dua
23 dua-mpuluh-tolu
24 dua-mpuluh-paat
25 dua-mpuluh-lima
26 dua-mpuluh-onom
27 dua-mpuluh-turuh
28 dua-mpuluh-waluh
29 dua-mpuluh-siabm
30 tolu-mpuluh  
40 paat-puluh  
50 lima-mpuluh  
60 onom-puluh  
70 turuh-puluh  
80 walu-mpuluh  
90 siabm-puluh  
100 atus [atus]
matus [ˈmã.tus]
1,000 ribu
miribu [mɪ̃.ˈɾʲi.βʷu]
10,000 puluh-ribu  


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