Wondering how to count in Hawaiian?
This post will tell you all the numbers in Hawaiian from 1 to 1,000. It also covers the main numbering rules which should help you form new numbers.
Hopefully you’ll leave this page knowing some essential Hawaiian numbers.
List Of Hawaiian Numbers From 1-1000
Below is a list of the numbers in Hawaiian from 1 to 1,000.
Please note: I have not included every single number from 1 – 1,000. The key numbers have been included, to form any other numbers in between, please see the numbering rules below.
Note: if you’re referring to the quantity of something then you should use ho`okahi for the number 1 instead of `ekahi.
For example, if you’re telling someone your phone number and want to say the digit 1, you should use `ekahi.
If you want to say that you own 1 surfboard then you should use ho`okahi as you’re referring to a quantity.
Hawaiian Numbering Rules
Like in many languages, there are some rules when it comes to the numbers in Hawaiian. Knowing these rules will help you to learn the numbers and work out the name for other numbers not listed here.
Numbers 11 – 19
- To form the numbers from 11 to 19, all you need to do is use the joining word ‘kūmā’ to join together the number 10 (`umi) with the digit (e.g. 1, 2, 3).
- For example, to form the number 12 in Hawaiian you would say 10-kūmā-2.
- 10 is `umi, 2 is `elua (please note, you need to drop the ‘e at the start of the digit).
- 12 is therefore `umikūmālua.
- You can do the same thing for all the other numbers.
Tens e.g. 20, 30, 40 etc
- To form the tens numbers which are 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80 and 90, all you need to do is join the word ‘kana’ to the number from 1 – 9.
- Again, you will need to drop the ‘e from the start of the digit (e.g. `ekolu will become kolu).
- To form the number 40, you would say kana-4. 4 is `ehā so if you drop the ‘e and join it with kana, you get kanahā (40).
- The only exception is 20 which is iwakālua. Unfortunately you’ll just have to memorize this one!
Other Compound Numbers
- To form all other compound numbers between 21 and 99 you just use the joining word ‘kūmā’ to join together the ten number with the digit from 1 – 9.
- For example, for 36 you would say 30-kūmā-6. 30 is kanakolu and 6 is `eono (remember to drop the ‘e) so 36 would be kanakolukūmāono.
Hundreds e.g. 200, 300, 400 etc
- To form the hundreds which are 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700, 800 and 900 all you need to do is join the number from 1 – 9 with the word for hundred which is ‘haneli’.
- This time you don’t need to drop the ‘e from the start of the digit.
- For example, to say 500 you just join the word for 5 which is `elima to the word for hundred which is ‘haneli’. Therefore, 500 is ῾elima haneli.
Numbers Past 100
- Forming bigger numbers from 100 to 999 are super easy, you just need to join together the word for the hundred and the word for the ten and digit.
- For example, to say 173, you join together the word for 100 which is ‘ho’okahi haneli’ and the word for 73 which is ‘kanahikukūmākolu’.
- Therefore 173 in Hawaiian is ‘ho’okahi haneli kanahikukūmākolu’.
How To Pronounce Hawaiian Numbers
To ensure you’re pronouncing the numbers in Hawaiian correctly, you can check out the below videos. You can hear the numbers pronounced by a native Hawaiian speaker.
For the numbers from 1 – 10, check out this video:
For the numbers up to 100, check out this video:
If you need more help learning Hawaiian it may be worth getting a Hawaiian dictionary.
Thanks for reading this post on how to say the numbers from 1 to 1,000 in Hawaiian.
You should now be able to count in Hawaiian and know some of the rules on numbering.
If you’re thinking of learning more Hawaiian, then you might want to know how hard it is to learn Hawaiian as an English speaker.
You can find out more about the Hawaiian language here.