Numbers in Lamaholot

How to count in Lamaholot, a Malayo-Polynesian language spoken on Flores, Solor and nearby islands in eastern Indonesia. These numbers are in the Solor dialect of Lamaholot, which is spoken on Solor Island.

When counting specific things, numeral classifiers are used. For example kolo for sticks and packages of meat, muta for packages wrapped in pieces of cloth, kolo for bunches, lolõ for leaves, and so on.

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Numeral Cardinal Ordinal
1 to’u [toʔu] noronékun
2 rua [ruwa], ru’a kerua
3 towo ketelo
4 pa [pa], pat kepa
5 léma [lɛma] keléma
6 nemũ [nəmũ] kenemũ
7 pito [pito] kepito
8 buto [buto] kebuto
9 hiwa [hiwa] kehiwa
10 pulo [pulo] kepulo
11 pulok to’u
12 pulok rua
13 pulok towo
14 pulok pa
15 pulok léma
16 pulok nemũ
17 pulok pito
18 pulok buto
19 pulok hiwa
20 pulu rua
21 pulu rua no’õ to’u
22 pulu rua no’õ rua
23 pulu rua no’õ towo
24 pulu rua no’õ pa
25 pulu rua no’õ léma
26 pulu rua no’õ nemũ
27 pulu rua no’õ pito
28 pulu rua no’õ buto
29 pulu rua no’õ hiwa
30 pulu telo
40 pulu pa
50 pulu léma
60 pulu nemũ
70 pulu pito
80 pulu buto
90 pulu hiwa
100 teratu
1,000 ribũ
1,000,000 yutã [jutã]

Source: https://digital.library.adelaide.edu.au/dspace/handle/2440/102380

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