So you want to count in Tongan! The basic level of counting in Tongan is easier then you think. All you have to do is learn the numbers 0-10 then you can count from 1-99. Follow these simple rules.

Counting 1-99 in Tongan

- numbers 0-9
*noa, taha, ua, tolu, fā, nima, ono, fitu, valu, hiva*
- the number for 10 is
*hongofulu* (hoh-ngoh-foo-loo)
- the number for 100 is
*teau* (teh-ah-oo)
- every other number is literally the words 0-9 combined: twenty becomes two zero –
*ua noa*
- three exceptions to the rule 22, 55 and 99 words shortened to
*uo ua, nime nima, hive hiva*

Example: How do you say the number …. in Tongan?

- 19 (nineteen) –
*taha hiva*
- 44 (fourty four) –
*fā fā*
- 99 (ninety nine) –
*hive hiva*
- 87 (eighty seven) –
*valu fitu*

Test: Can you saying the following numbers in Tongan

- 15 (fifthteen)
- 33 (thirtythree)
- 50 (fifty)
- 11 (eleven)

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What would 103 be?

Substitute 0 for the word ma ex teau ma tolu 103 teau ma fā 104 teau ma nima 105