Numbers in Tongan (telephone-style)

Learn numbers in Tongan (telephone-style)

Knowing numbers in Tongan (telephone-style) is probably one of the most useful things you can learn to say, write and understand in Tongan (telephone-style). Learning to count in Tongan (telephone-style) may appeal to you just as a simple curiosity or be something you really need. Perhaps you have planned a trip to a country where Tongan (telephone-style) is the most widely spoken language, and you want to be able to shop and even bargain with a good knowledge of numbers in Tongan (telephone-style).

It's also useful for guiding you through street numbers. You'll be able to better understand the directions to places and everything expressed in numbers, such as the times when public transportation leaves. Can you think of more reasons to learn numbers in Tongan (telephone-style)?

Tongan (lea fakatonga) is an Austronesian language from the Polynesian group spoken in the South Pacific Ocean archipelago of Tonga where it is co-official with English. It counts about 100,000 speakers.

List of numbers in Tongan (telephone-style)

Here is a list of numbers in Tongan (telephone-style). We have made for you a list with all the numbers in Tongan (telephone-style) from 1 to 20. We have also included the tens up to the number 100, so that you know how to count up to 100 in Tongan (telephone-style). We also close the list by showing you what the number 1000 looks like in Tongan (telephone-style).

  • 1) taha
  • 2) ua
  • 3) tolu
  • 4)
  • 5) nima
  • 6) ono
  • 7) fitu
  • 8) valu
  • 9) hiva
  • 10) taha noa
  • 11) taha taha
  • 12) taha ua
  • 13) taha tolu
  • 14) taha fā
  • 15) taha nima
  • 16) taha ono
  • 17) taha fitu
  • 18) taha valu
  • 19) taha hiva
  • 20) ua noa
  • 30) tolu noa
  • 40) fā noa
  • 50) nima noa
  • 60) ono noa
  • 70) fitu noa
  • 80) valu noa
  • 90) hiva noa

Numbers in Tongan (telephone-style): Tongan (telephone-style) numbering rules

Each culture has specific peculiarities that are expressed in its language and its way of counting. The Tongan (telephone-style) is no exception. If you want to learn numbers in Tongan (telephone-style) you will have to learn a series of rules that we will explain below. If you apply these rules you will soon find that you will be able to count in Tongan (telephone-style) with ease.

The way numbers are formed in Tongan (telephone-style) is easy to understand if you follow the rules explained here. Surprise everyone by counting in Tongan (telephone-style). Also, learning how to number in Tongan (telephone-style) yourself from these simple rules is very beneficial for your brain, as it forces it to work and stay in shape. Working with numbers and a foreign language like Tongan (telephone-style) at the same time is one of the best ways to train our little gray cells, so let's see what rules you need to apply to number in Tongan (telephone-style)

  • Digits from zero to nine are specific words, namely noa [0], taha [1], ua [2], tolu [3], [4], nima [5], ono [6], fitu [7], valu [8] and hiva [9].
  • Two different numbering systems are in use at the same time in Tongan. It is up to the speaker to choose in which system they will spell out the numbers. In this so-called telephone-style system, numbers are spelled out by saying the digits one by one, from the higher position digit to the lower position digit. Thus, ten is read taha noa, litteraly meaning one zero.
  • To prevent some awkward repetitions, twenty-two is read uo ua and not ua ua, fifty-five nime nima and not nima nima, and ninety-nine hive hiva instead of hiva hiva.
  • Numbers in different languages