Numbers in Pukapukan

How to count in Pukapukan, a Polynesian language spoken in the northern Cook Islands, and in New Zealand and Australia.

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Numeral Cardinal numbers Ordinal numbers
1 tayi te mea mua
(the first thing)
2 lua te lua
3 tolu te tolu
4 te wā
5 lima te lima
6 ono te ono
7 witu te witu
8 valu te valu
9 iva te iva
10 laungaulu
angaulu [archaic]
te laungaulu
11 laungaulu ma tayi  
12 laungaulu ma lua  
13 laungaulu ma tolu  
14 laungaulu ma wā  
15 laungaulu ma lima  
16 laungaulu ma ono  
17 laungaulu ma witu  
18 laungaulu ma valu  
19 laungaulu ma iva  
20 lau lua, luangaulu  
21 laulua ma tayi  
22 laulua ma lua  
23 laulua ma tolu  
24 laulua ma wā  
25 laulua ma lima  
26 laulua ma ono  
27 laulua ma witu  
28 laulua ma valu  
29 laulua ma iva  
30 lau tolu, tolungaulu  
40 lau wā, wāngaulu  
50 lau lima, limangaulu  
60 lau ono, onongaulu  
70 lau witu, witungaulu  
80 lau valu, valungaulu  
90 lau iva, ivangaulu  
100 lau, ānele  
101 lau ma tayi, e tai ānele ma tai  
111 lau ma laungaulu ma tayi  
200 lua lau  
300 tolunga lau  
397 tolunga lau ma lau iva ma witu  
400 wānga lau  
500 limanga lau  
600 ononga lau  
700 witunga lau  
800 valunga lau  
900 ivanga lau  
1,000 mano, tauwatini  
2,000 lua mano  
3,000 tolunga mano  
4,000 wānga mano  
5,000 limanga mano  
6,000 ononga mano  
7,000 witunga mano  
8,000 valunga mano  
9,000 ivanga mano  
100,000 ngaulu tini  

Other amounts

Source: Mary C. Salisbury. A Grammar of Pukapukan. The University of Auckland, 2002.

Information compiled by Wolfgang Kuhl

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