Kenyah numbers

How to count in Kenyah, a group of Malayo-Polynesian languages spoken in Borneo in Malaysia.

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Numeral Cardinal Ordinal
1 cha ading
2 dua kedua
3 telu ketelu
4 pat kepat
5 lema kelema
6 enem kenem
7 tujok ketujok
8 ayah keayah
9 pi’en kepi’en
10 pulok kepulok
11 pulok cha  
12 pulok dua  
13 pulok telu  
14 pulok pat  
15 pulok lema  
16 pulok enem  
17 pulok tujok  
18 pulok aya  
19 pulok pi’en  
20 dua pulok  
21 dua pulok cha  
22 dua pulok dua  
23 dua pulok telu  
24 dua pulok pat  
25 dua pulok lema  
26 dua pulok enem  
27 dua pulok tujok  
28 dua pulok aya  
29 dua pulok pi’en  
30 telu pulok  
40 pat pulok  
50 lema pulok  
60 enem pulok  
70 tujok pulok  
80 ayah pulok  
90 pi’en pulok  
100 cha ato  
101 cha ato cha  
102 cha ato dua  
110 cha ato cha pulok  
200 dua ato  
300 telu ato  
358 telu ato lema pulok ayah  
400 pat ato  
500 lema ato  
600 enem ato  
700 tujok ato  
800 ayah ato  
900 pi’en ato  
1,000 cha ibu  
1,001 cha ibu cha  
1,002 cha ibu dua  
2,000 dua ibu  
3,000 telu ibu  
4,000 pat ibu  
5,000 lema ibu  
6,000 enem ibu  
7,000 tujok ibu  
8,000 ayah ibu  
9,000 pi’en ibu  
10,000 pulok ibu  
87,546 aya pulok tujok ibu lema ato pat pulok enem  
100,000 cha ato ibu  
738,327 tujok ato telu pulok aya telu ato dua pulok tujok  
1,000,000 cha million  

*) Note: Ordinal numbers (except for the first one) are derived by the prefix ke-


Information about Kenyah

Kenyah dictionary

Information provided by Wolfgang Kuhl

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Kenyah numbers | Tower of Babel

Numbers in Malayo-Polynesian languages

Alorese, Ambel, Araki, Bambam, Balinese, Banjarese, Batak (Toba), Batuley, Bengkulu, Biak, Bugis, Chamorro, Fordata, Iban, Indonesian, Javanese, Kei, Kembayan, Kerinci, Komering, Lamaholot, Lampung, Madurese, Malagasy, Malay, Minangkabau, Moma-Kulawi, Motu, Paku, Selaru, Sumbawa, Sundanese, Tado-Lindu, Tokodede, Ulumandaʼ, Urak Lawoi’, Wamesa, Wandamen, Yakan, Yamdena

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