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Counting in Indonesian

Language overview

Forty-two in Indonesian The Indonesian language (Bahasa Indonesia) belongs to the Austronesian family, and more specifically to the Malayan group. Official national language of Indonesia, it counts about 25 million native speakers.

Indonesian numbers list

  • 1 – satu
  • 2 – dua
  • 3 – tiga
  • 4 – empat
  • 5 – lima
  • 6 – enam
  • 7 – tujuh
  • 8 – delapan
  • 9 – sembilan
  • 10 – sepuluh
  • 11 – sebelas
  • 12 – dua belas
  • 13 – tiga belas
  • 14 – empat belas
  • 15 – lima belas
  • 16 – enam belas
  • 17 – tujuh belas
  • 18 – delapan belas
  • 19 – sembilan belas
  • 20 – dua puluh
  • 30 – tiga puluh
  • 40 – empat puluh
  • 50 – lima puluh
  • 60 – enam puluh
  • 70 – tujuh puluh
  • 80 – delapan puluh
  • 90 – sembilan puluh
  • 100 – seratus
  • 1,000 – seribu
  • one million – sejuta
  • one billion – milyar
  • one trillion – seribu milyar

Indonesian numbering rules

  • Digits from zero to nine are specific words, namely kosong [0], satu [1], dua [2], tiga [3], empat [4], lima [5], enam [6], tujuh [7], delapan [8], and sembilan [9].
  • Numbers from eleven to nineteen are built by saying the unit then the belas word (quite equivalent to “-teen”), separated by a space, with the exception of eleven: sebelas [11] (se- meaning one), dua belas [12], tiga belas [13], empat belas [14], lima belas [15], enam belas [16], tujuh belas [17], delapan belas [18], and sembilan belas [19].
  • The tens are built from the multiplier number, followed by the word puluh, separated by a space, with the exception of ten: sepuluh [10] (se- meaning one), dua puluh [20], tiga puluh [30], empat puluh [40], lima puluh [50], enam puluh [60], tujuh puluh [70], delapan puluh [80], and sembilan puluh [90].
  • From twenty-one to ninety-nine, the numbers are built by saying the ten, then the digit separated by a space (e.g.: tiga puluh empat [34], enam puluh tujuh [67]).
  • The hundreds are built the same way as the tens, using the hundred word (ratus): sepuluh [100] (se- for one), dua ratus [200], tiga ratus [300]… The thousands follow the same structure, the word for thousand being ribu: seribu [1,000] (same prefix se-), dua ribu [2,000], tiga ribu [3,000]…
  • One million is said sejuta, then we have milyar (109, billion), and seribu milyar (1012, trillion).

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Books

Indonesian: A Comprehensive Grammar Indonesian: A Comprehensive Grammar
by , editors Routledge (1996)
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Parlons indonésien : langue et culture d’Indonésie Parlons indonésien : langue et culture d’Indonésie
by , editors L’Harmattan (1997)
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