Mavea numbers

How to count in Mavea, a Southern Oceanic language spoken on Mavea island in Vanuatu.

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Numeral Cardinal Ordinal
1 tea aite
2 rua arua-na
3 tol(u) atoli-na
4 vat(i) avati-na
5 lima alma-na
6 marava, (li)ma rava marve-na
7 rave rua, rava rua rave rua-na
8 rattol(u), rava tol(u) rattoli-na
9 rappat(i), rav(a) vat(i) rappati-na
10 saŋavul(u) saŋavulu-na
11 saŋavul(u) vuan aite
12 saŋavul(u) vuan i rua
13 saŋavul(u) vuan i tol(u)
14 saŋavul(u) vuan i vat(i)
15 saŋavul(u) vuan i lima
16 saŋavul(u) vuan i marava
17 saŋavul(u) vuan i rava rua
18 saŋavul(u) vuan i rattol(u)
19 saŋavul(u) vuan i rappat(i)
20 moŋavul rua
21 moŋavul rua ŋav atolin aite
22 moŋavul rua ŋav atolin i rua
23 moŋavul rua ŋav atolin i tol(u)
24 moŋavul rua ŋav atolin i vat(i)
25 moŋavul rua ŋav atolin i lima
26 moŋavul rua ŋav atolin i marava
27 moŋavul rua ŋav atolin i rava rua
28 moŋavul rua ŋav atolin i rattol(u)
29 moŋavul rua ŋav atolin i rappat(i)
30 moŋavul tol(u)
40 moŋavul vat(i)
50 moŋavul lima
60 moŋavul marava
70 moŋavul marve rua
80 moŋavul marve tol
90 moŋavul marpat(i)
100 moŋgav saŋavul
200 mova rua
300 mova tol
400 mova vati
500 mova lima
600 mova l(i)marava
700 mova l(i)marve rua
800 mova l(i)marve tol
900 mova l(i)marpati
1,000 tar aite
2,000 tar i rua
3,000 tar i tol
4,000 tar i vati
5,000 tar i lima
6,000 tar i l(i)marava
7,000 tar i l(i)marve rua
8,000 tar i l(i)marve tol
9,000 tar i l(i)marpati
10,000 tar i mosaŋavul(u)

Source: Valérin Guérin. A Grammar of Mavea. An Oceanic Language of Vanuatu. University of Hawai’i Press, Honolulu, 2011.

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