Fijian/Numerals

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Cardinals[edit| edit source]

  • dua - one
  • rua - two
  • tolu - three
  • va - four
  • lima - five
  • ono - six
  • vitu - seven
  • walu - eight
  • ciwa - nine
  • tini - ten

For digits 11 - 19, you take tini, add ka, and cycle through 1 - 9.

  • tini ka dua - eleven
  • tini ka rua - twelve
  • tini ka tolu - thirteen
  • tini ka va - fourteen
  • tini ka lima - fifteen
  • tini ka ono - sixteen
  • tini ka vitu - seventeen
  • tini ka walu - eighteen
  • tini ka ciwa - nineteen

The numbers 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, and 90 are formed by taking a single digit number, and adding sagavulu to them, which was the usual word for ten in olden times.

  • ruasagavulu - twenty
  • tolusagavulu - thirty
  • vasagavulu - forty
  • limasagavulu - fifty
  • onosagavulu - sixty
  • vitusagavulu - seventy
  • walusagavulu - eighty
  • ciwasagavulu - ninety

If you wanted to say a number such as 22 or 58, you would take ruasagavulu, tolusagavulu, etc, add ka, and then cycle through 1 - 9, just like you did for 11 - 19. So 22 would be ruasagavulu ka rua and 58 would be limasagavulu ka walu.

Ordinals[edit| edit source]

  • I'adua - first
  • I'arua - second
  • I'atolu - thirth
  • I'avā - fourth
  • I'alima - fifth
  • I'aono - sixth
  • I'avitu - seventh
  • I'awalu - eighth
  • I'aciwa - ninth
  • I'atini - tenth