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Counting in Mussau-Emira

Enter a number and get it written in full in Mussau-Emira.

Language overview

Forty-two in Mussau-Emira The Mussau-Emira language belongs to the Malayo-Polynesian group (and more specifically to the oceanic sub-group) of the Austronesian family. It is spoken in Papua New Guinea, on the islands of Mussau and Emirau, in the Bismarck Archipelago, and counts about 5,000 speakers.

Due to lack of data, this program can only count accurately up to 9,999 in Mussau-Emira. Please contact me if you can help me counting up from that limit.

Mussau-Emira numbers list

  • 1 – sesa
  • 2 – lua
  • 3 – tolu
  • 4 – ata
  • 5 – lima
  • 6 – nomo
  • 7 – itu
  • 8 – oalu
  • 9 – sio
  • 10 – sangaulu
  • 11 – sangaulu sesa
  • 12 – sangaulu lua
  • 13 – sangaulu tolu
  • 14 – sangaulu ata
  • 15 – sangaulu lima
  • 16 – sangaulu nomo
  • 17 – sangaulu itu
  • 18 – sangaulu oalu
  • 19 – sangaulu sio
  • 20 – luengaulu
  • 30 – tolungaulu
  • 40 – atingaulu
  • 50 – limangaulu
  • 60 – nomongaulu
  • 70 – itungaulu
  • 80 – oalungaulu
  • 90 – siongaulu
  • 100 – ai
  • 1,000 – airari

Mussau-Emira numbering rules

  • Digits from one to nine are specific words, namely sesa [1], lua [2], tolu [3], ata [4], lima [5], nomo [6], itu [7], oalu [8], and sio [9].
  • The tens have specific names based on the digits roots followed by the ligature -nga-, and the suffix -ulu indicating ten: sangaulu [10], luengaulu [20], tolungaulu [30], atingaulu [40], limangaulu [50], nomongaulu [60], itungaulu [70], oalungaulu [80], and siongaulu [90].
  • The compound numbers are built by following the ten by the unit, separated with a space (e.g.: tolungaulu lima [35], itungaulu oalu [78]).
  • The word for hundred is ai, one thousand is airari (airare is another form of it, which seems to be dialectal). Compound numbers with hundreds and thousands are built by setting the multiplier, then a space and the scale name, except when the multiplier is one (e.g.: ai [100], lua ai [200], oalu airari ai siongaulu lua [8,192]).

Eastern Malayo-Polynesian languages

Mussau-Emira, Nêlêmwa, Nengone, Paicî, and Tongan (telephone-style).

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