Numbers in Kwara’ae

How to count in Kwara’ae, an Oceanic language spoken mainly on Malaita Island in the Solomon Islands.

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Numeral Cardinal numbers Ordinal numbers
1 teiq, etan, yat yatyat
2 ro, ru’an ruqan
3 ul ulan
4 hei, heiqan
5 liam, liman
6 oan, onoan
7 hiu, hiuan
8 kwaol
9 siok, sikwan
10 akleiq, tang hual
11 akleiq ru ma teiq ru
12 akleiq ru ma ro ru
13 akleiq ru ma ul ru
14 akleiq ru ma hei ru
15 akleiq ru ma liam ru
16 akleiq ru ma oan ru
17 akleiq ru ma hiu ru
18 akleiq ru ma kwoal ru
19 akleiq ru ma siok ru
20 ro akleiq ru
21 ro akleiq ru ma teiq ru
22 ro akleiq ru ma ro ru
23 ro akleiq ru ma ul ru
24 ro akleiq ru ma hei ru
25 ro akleiq ru ma liam ru
26 ro akleiq ru ma oan ru
27 ro akleiq ru ma hiu ru
28 ro akleiq ru ma kwaol ru
29 ro akleiq ru ma siok ru
30 ul akleiq ru
40 hei akleiq ru
50 liam akleiq ru
60 oan akleiq ru
70 hiu akleiq ru
80 kwaol akleiq ru
90 siok akleiq ru
100 tal ngaeq ru
200 ro tal ngaeq ru
300 ul tal ngaeq ru
400 hei tal ngaeq ru
500 liam tal ngaeq ru
600 oan tal ngaeq ru
700 hiu tal ngaeq ru
800 kwaol tal ngaeq ru
900 siok tal ngaeq ru

Source: Source: Daryl Eveline MacDonald. A Grammar Sketch of Kwaraqae. The University of Waikato, New Zealand, 2010.

Compiled by Wolfgang Kuhl

Information about Kwara'ae numerals
https://lingweb.eva.mpg.de/channumerals/Kwaraae.htm

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