Numbers in Manam

How to count in Manam, a Western Oceanic language spoken on Manam Island in Papua New Guinea.

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Numeral Cardinal numbers Ordinal numbers
1 teke muamuatuka
2 rua ruaia
3 toli tolia
4 oati oatia
5 lima limaia
6 lima-teke lima-tekea
7 lima-rua lima-ruaia
8 lima-toli lima-tolia
9 lima-oati lima-oatia
10 kulemoa kulemoaia
11 kulemoa-be-teke
12 kulemoa-be-rua
13 kulemoa-be-toli
14 kulemoa-be-oati
15 kulemoa-be-lima
16 kulemoa-be-lima-teke
17 kulemoa-be-lima-rua
18 kulemoa-be-lima-toli
19 kulemoa-be-lima-oati
20 tamoata
21 tamoata-teke-be-teke
22 tamoata-teke-be-rua
23 tamoata-teke-be-toli
24 tamoata-teke-be-oati
25 tamoata-teke-be-lima
26 tamoata-teke-be-lima-teke
27 tamoata-teke-be-lima-rua
28 tamoata-teke-be-lima-toli
29 tamoata-teke-be-lima-oati
30 kulemoa-toli, tamoata-teke-be-kulemoa
40 kulemoa-oati, tamoata-rua
50 kulemoa-lima
60 kulemoa-lima-teke
70 kulemoa-lima-rua
80 kulemoa-lima-toli
90 kulemoa-lima-oati
100 tamoata lima

Sources

Information about Manam
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manam_language
https://www.ethnologue.com/language/mva

Compiled by Wolfgang Kuhl

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Numbers in Oceanic languages

Apma, Big Numbas, Bola, Cheke Holo, Drehu, Fijian, Ghari, Kara, Kokota, Kove, Kwara’ae, Lote, Manam, Maskelynes, Nengone, Nyelâyu, Paama, Papapana, Rotuman, Roviana, Siar, Sio, Sobei, Sursurunga, Tigak, Tîrî, Tamambo, Ubir, Ughele, Vitu

Numbers in other languages

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