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Counting in Tahitian

Language overview

Forty-two in Tahitian The Tahitian language (Reo Tahiti) belongs to the Austronesian language family, and more specifically, in the Eastern Polynesian languages branch, to the Tahitic languages. Spoken mainly in the Society Islands in French Polynesia, which include the Tahiti island, it counts about 125,000 speakers.

Tahitian numbers list

  • 1 – ho’e
  • 2 – piti
  • 3 – toru
  • 4 – maha
  • 5 – pae
  • 6 – ono
  • 7 – hitu
  • 8 – va’u
  • 9 – iva
  • 10 – ’ahuru
  • 11 – ’ahuru ma ho’e
  • 12 – ’ahuru ma piti
  • 13 – ’ahuru ma toru
  • 14 – ’ahuru ma maha
  • 15 – ’ahuru ma pae
  • 16 – ’ahuru ma ono
  • 17 – ’ahuru ma hitu
  • 18 – ’ahuru ma va’u
  • 19 – ’ahuru ma iva
  • 20 – piti ’ahuru
  • 30 – toru ’ahuru
  • 40 – maha ’ahuru
  • 50 – pae ’ahuru
  • 60 – ono ’ahuru
  • 70 – hitu ’ahuru
  • 80 – va’u ’ahuru
  • 90 – iva ’ahuru
  • 100 – hanere
  • 1,000 – tautini
  • one million – mirioni
  • one billion – miria

Tahitian numbering rules

  • Digits from one to nine are specific words, namely ho’e [1], piti [2], toru [3], maha [4], pae [5], ono [6], hitu [7], va’u [8], and iva [9].
  • The tens are formed by setting the multiplier digit before the word for ten (’ahuru), except for ten itself: ’ahuru [10], piti ’ahuru [20], toru ’ahuru [30], maha ’ahuru [40], pae ’ahuru [50], ono ’ahuru [60], hitu ’ahuru [70], va’u ’ahuru [80], and iva ’ahuru [90].
  • Compound numbers are formed by linking the digit to the ten with the ma coordinator (e.g.: ’ahuru ma piti [12], piti ’ahuru ma pae [25]).
  • The hundreds are formed by setting the multiplier digit before the word for hundred (hanere), except for one hundred itself: hanere [100], piti hanere [200], toru hanere [300], maha hanere [400], pae hanere [500], ono hanere [600], hitu hanere [700], va’u hanere [800], and iva hanere [900].
  • The thousands are formed by setting the multiplier digit before the word for thousand (tautini), except for one thousand itself: tautini [1,000], piti tautini [2,000], toru tautini [3,000], maha tautini [4,000], pae tautini [5,000], ono tautini [6,000], hitu tautini [7,000], va’u tautini [8,000], and iva tautini [9,000].
  • The word for million is mirioni (106), and the word for billion is miria (109).

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Books

Tahitien expressTahitien express
by , editors Dauphin (2011)
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Le tahitien de pocheLe tahitien de poche
by , editors Assimil (2009)
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Tahiti et la Polynésie françaiseTahiti et la Polynésie française
by , editors Lonely Planet (2009)
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Sources

  • Le tahitien de poche, by Louise Peltzer, editors Assimil (2009) (in French)

Eastern Malayo-Polynesian languages

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

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