The Numerals

Part of the Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde book series (VKIV)


The cardinal numbers are sada, duwa, tolu, opat (22 II 2 Obs.), lima, onom, pitu, uwalu, sija and sappulu. The numbers from eleven to nineteen, inclusive, are sappulu sada, sappulu duwa, etc.; twenty is duwa pulu, thirty, tolu pulu, etc.; one hundred is saratus, two hundred, duwa ratus, etc.; one thousand is saribu, two thousand, duwa ribu, three thousand, tolu ribu, etc.; ten thousand is saloksa, twenty thousand, duwa loksa. Higher numerals have no determined meaning (see Dict. sese, petak, hunu and hojan 1). The interrogative numeral how many, is piga.


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