Tongan numbers

How to count in Tongan (Faka-Tonga), a Polynesian language spoken mainly on the island of Tonga in the Pacfic.

For double digits there are full-style numbers and telephone-style numbers. The telephone-style numbers are shorter and simpler, for example 11 is hongofulu ma taha in the full-style, and taha-taha in the telephone style.

The numbers are sometimes written as one word. Sometimes the parts are separated by a hyphen or a space.

If any of the numbers are links, you can hear a recording by clicking on them. If you can provide recordings, please contact me.

Numeral Cardinal numbers Ordinal numbers
0 noa [no.a]
1 taha [ta.ha] fua, fuofua
2 ua [u.a] sekoni
3 tolu [to.lu]
4 fā [faː]
5 nima [ni.ma]
6 ono [o.no]
7 fitu [fi.tu]
8 valu [va.lu]
9 hiva [hi.va]
10 hongofulu [ho.ŋo.fu.lu]
11 hongofulu mā taha
taha-taha
12 hongofulu mā ua
taha-ua
13 hongofulu mā tolu
taha-tolu
14 hongofulu mā fā
taha-fā
15 hongofulu mā nima
taha-nima
16 hongofulu mā ono
taha-ono
17 hongofulu mā fitu
taha-fitu
18 hongofulu mā valu
taha-valu
19 hongofulu mā hiva
taha-hiva
20 ungofulu / uofulu [u.o.fu.lu]
ua-noa
21 ungofulu mā taha
ua-taha
22 ungofulu mā ua
uo-ua
23 ungofulu mā tolu
ua-tolu
24 ungofulu mā fā
ua-fā
25 ungofulu mā nima
ua-nima
26 ungofulu mā ono
ua-ono
27 ungofulu mā fitu
ua-fitu
28 ungofulu mā
ua-valu
29 ungofulu mā hiva
ua-hiva
30 tolungofulu [to.lu.ŋo.fu.lu]
tolu-noa
40 fāgofulu
fā-noa
50 limagofulu
nima-noa
60 onongofulu
ono-noa
70 fitungofulu
fitu-noa
80 valungofulu
valu-noa
90 hivangofulu
hiva-noa
100 teau
taha-noa-noa
1,000 taha-afe
10,000 mano
100,000 kilu
1,000,000 miliona

Hear some Tongan numbers:

Information about counting in Tongann
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tongan_language#Numerals
https://letslearntongan.com/tag/tongan-numbers/
https://www.languagesandnumbers.com/how-to-count-in-tongan-telephone-style/en/ton-mod/

Information about Tongan | Phrases | Numbers | Tower of Babel

Numbers in Polynesian languages

Anutan, Futunan, Hawaiian, Kapingamarangi, Mangareva, Māori, Moriori, Niuafoʻou, Niuean, Nukuria, Nukuoro, Pukapukan, Rapa Nui, Rarotongan, Rennellese, Samoan, Sikaiana, Tahitian, Tokelauan, Takuu, Tongan, Tuvaluan, Wallisian

Numbers in other languages

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