Ancient Chamorro numbers

Editor’s note: Permission to use from Dipåttamenton i Kaohao Guinahan Chamorro. Leblon Numiru, Government of Guam. Department of Education, Hagåtña, Guam.

Numbers Chamorro
0 tåya’ 1 håcha 2 hugua
3 tulu 4 fåtfat 5 lima
6 gunom 7 fiti 8 guålo’
9 sigua 10 månot 11 månot na gai hacha
12 månot na gai hugua 13 månot na gai tulu 14 månot na gai fatfåt
15 månot na gai lima 16 månot na gai gunom 17 månot na gai fiti
18 månot na gai gualo’ 19 månot na gai sigua 20 hugua na fulu
21 hugua na fulu na gai hacha 30 tutu na fulu 32 tutu na fulu na gai hugua
40 fåtfat na fulu 43 fåtfat na fulu na gai tulu 50 lima na fulu
54 lima na fulu na gai fåtfat 60 gunom na fulu 65 gunom na fulu na gai lima
70 fiti na fulu 76 fiti na fulu na gai gunom 80 guålo’ na fulu
87 guålo’ na fulu na gai fiti 90 sigua na fulu 98 sigua na fulu na gai guålo’
99 sigua na fulu na gai sigua 100 gåtos 200 hugua na gåtos
300 tulu na gåtos 400 fåtfat na gåtos 500 lima na gåtos
600 gunom na gåtos 700 fiti na gåtos 800 guålo’ na gåtos
900 sigua na gåtos 1,000 chålan

Editor’s note: The following was adapted and reprinted, with permission from Cunningham, L. J. and J. J. Beaty. A History of Guam. Honolulu: Bess Press, 2001.

Ancient Chamorros had different numbering systems for animate and inanimate objects.

Numbers for animate [living] objects

Numbers Chamorro
1 maisa 2 hugua 3 tatu
4 fatfat 5 lalima 6 guagunom
7 fafiti 8 guagualo’ 9 sasigua
10 maonot 11 maonot na gai maisa 12 maonot na gai hugua
20 hugua na fulu 21 hugua na fulu na gai maisa 30 tatu na fulu
40 fatfat na fulu 100 gåtos 200 hugua na gåtos
1,000 chålan 2,000 hugua na chålan 10,000 maonot na chålan

Numbers for inanimate objects

Numbers Chamorro
1 hachiyai 2 huguiyai 3 totguiyai or togiyai
4 fatfatai 5 limiyai 6 gonmiyai
7 fetguyai 8 guatguiyai 9 siguiyai
10 manutai 11 manutai na gai hachiyai 12 manutai na gai huguiyai
20 huguiyai na fulu 21 huguiyai na fulu na gai hachiyai 30 totguiyai na fulu
40 fatfatai na fulu 100 gåtos 200 huguiyai na gåtos
1,000 chålan 2,000 huguiyai na chålan 10,000 manutai na chålan

Contemporary Chamorro numbers

The contemporary Chamorro numbering system does not differentiate between animate and inanimate objects, and has been adapted from the Spanish language.

Numbers Chamorro
1 uno 2 dos 3 tres 4 kuatro 5 singko
6 sais 7 siette 8 ocho 9 nuebi 10 dies
11 onse 12 dosse 13 tresse 14 katotse 15 kinse
16 disisais 17 disisiete 18 disiocho 19 disinuebi 20 bente