Tîrî numbers

How to count in Tîrî, a member of the Oceanic branch of the Malayo-Polynesian language family spoken in the South Province of New Caledonia. It is also known as Mea.

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Numeral Cardinal Ordinal
1 sa-a fa-sa-a
2 a-urru fa-aurru
3 a-sirri fa-asirri
4 a-e fa-ae
5 a-nrôrrô fa-anrôrrô
6 a-nrôrrô mê sa-a fa-anrôrrô mê sa-a
7 a-nrôrrô mê a-urru fa-anrôrrô mê a-urru
8 a-nrôrrô mê a-sirri fa-anrôrrô mê a-sirri
9 a-nrôrrô mê a-e fa-anrôrrô mê a-e
10 a-môru fa-amôru
11 a-môru mê sa-a
12 a-môru mê a-urru
13 a-môru mê a-sirri
14 a-môru mê a-e
15 a-môru a-nrôrrô
16 a-môru a-nrôrrô mê sa-a
17 a-môru a-nrôrrô mê a-urru
18 a-môru a-nrôrrô mê a-sirri
19 a-môru a-nrôrrô mê a-e
20 twenty is expressed as digits of one person, counting all fingers and toes
once sa-u
twice u-uru

Source: Midori Osumi. A Grammar of Tinrin (New Caledonia). Australian National University, June 1990.

Information about Tîrî
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tîrî_language
https://www.ethnologue.com/language/cir

Information provided by Wolfgang Kuhl

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Numbers in Oceanic languages

Apma, Drehu, Fijian, Kove, Lote, Maskelynes, Nyelâyu, Paama, Roviana, Sobei, Sio, Tîrî, Ubir

Numbers in other languages

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