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Tok PisinEdit


From English number.



  1. number



  1. Used to make a cardinal number into an ordinal number
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Genesis 1:5 (translation here):
      Tulait em i kolim “De,” na tudak em i kolim “Nait.” Nait i go pinis na moning i kamap. Em i de namba wan.

Usage notesEdit

When converted to the ordinal form, namba comes after the noun and is followed by the number.

Derived termsEdit

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