Language name and locationː Safeyoka, Papua New Guinea [Refer to Ethnologue ]

言名称和分布地区萨菲约卡, 巴布亚新几内亚莫罗贝省


1. anga'no

2. hufa'u

3. hufa'u sihune

4. osofo fo fa'u'no  ('two and two')

5. aho fehonjo hopi nono ('hand half all')

10. aho hopi'nono ('hands all')

15. aho hopi'nono sife fehohnta'ni hopi'nono ('hands all foot half')

20. sife aho hopi'nono ('feet hands all')


Linguist providing data and dateː Dr. Geoffrey P. Smith, Department of Language and Communication Studies, The University of Technology, Lae, Papua New Guinea. December 12, 1988.

Source: Smith, Geoffrey P. 1988. Morobe Counting systems, Pacific Linguistics, A-76, 1988, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.
的语言家: Dr. Geoffrey P. Smith, 1988 年 12 月 12 日.


Other comments: Safeyoka is spoken by approximately 4,000 speakers in an area north Menyamya close to the border with the Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea. A variety of informants were contacted. The data in the Ampeeli-Wojokeso dialect were provided by the Summer Institute of Linguistics linguists, D. and E. West who were working in the area. The phrases are not stereotyped, and data provided by other informants show that numbers above five were expressed quite differently by different individuals. Multiples of 20 can be expressed using this system. There appear to be only two numerals. The meaning of the expressions for three an four, are not clear, but appear to be compounds of one and two.

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