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The Number System of Tongan


This page is based on Ten Minute Guide to Tongan.

As you see, Tongan has definitely the simplest number system in the world. I had thought Esperanto had been the simplest before I got to know Tongan.

The numbers 10 and 100 have two ways of reading.

NumberReadingMeaning
0noa0
1taha1
2ua2
3tolu3
4fa4
5nima5
6ono6
7fitu7
8valu8
9hiva9
10hongofulu10
taha noa1, 0
11taha taha1, 1
12taha ua1, 2
13taha tolu1, 3
14taha fa1, 4
15taha nima1, 5
16taha ono1, 6
17taha fitu1, 7
18taha valu1, 8
19taha hiva1, 9
20ua noa2, 0
21ua taha2, 1
22ua ua2, 2
23ua tolu2, 3
24ua fa2, 4
25ua nima2, 5
26ua ono2, 6
27ua fitu2, 7
28ua valu2, 8
29ua hiva2, 9
30tolu noa3, 0
31tolu taha3, 1
32tolu ua3, 2
33tolu tolu3, 3
34tolu fa3, 4
35tolu nima3, 5
36tolu ono3, 6
37tolu fitu3, 7
38tolu valu3, 8
39tolu hiva3, 9
40fa noa4, 0
41fa taha4, 1
42fa ua4, 2
43fa tolu4, 3
44fa fa4, 4
45fa nima4, 5
46fa ono4, 6
47fa fitu4, 7
48fa valu4, 8
49fa hiva4, 9
50nima noa5, 0
51nima taha5, 1
52nima ua5, 2
53nima tolu5, 3
54nima fa5, 4
55nima nima5, 5
56nima ono5, 6
57nima fitu5, 7
58nima valu5, 8
59nima hiva5, 9
60ono noa6, 0
61ono taha6, 1
62ono ua6, 2
63ono tolu6, 3
64ono fa6, 4
65ono nima6, 5
66ono ono6, 6
67ono fitu6, 7
68ono valu6, 8
69ono hiva6, 9
70fitu noa7, 0
71fitu taha7, 1
72fitu ua7, 2
73fitu tolu7, 3
74fitu fa7, 4
75fitu nima7, 5
76fitu ono7, 6
77fitu fitu7, 7
78fitu valu7, 8
79fitu hiva7, 9
80valu noa8, 0
81valu taha8, 1
82valu ua8, 2
83valu tolu8, 3
84valu fa8, 4
85valu nima8, 5
86valu ono8, 6
87valu fitu8, 7
88valu valu8, 8
89valu hiva8, 9
90hiva noa9, 0
91hiva taha9, 1
92hiva ua9, 2
93hiva tolu9, 3
94hiva fa9, 4
95hiva nima9, 5
96hiva ono9, 6
97hiva fitu9, 7
98hiva valu9, 8
99hiva hiva9, 9
100teau100
taha noa noa1, 0, 0


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