toko1, part. A particle word before numbers from two to nine, and a few count words such as ra‘i, -‘ia, iti, when the reference is to people; it is usually written prefixed.

Toko‘ia tangata i ‘aere?
How many people went?;

tokorima va‘ine, tokorua tāne,
five women and two men;

Ko‘ai te tokovaru ia kōtou?
Who is the eighth man with you?;

Kāre i te tokora‘i.
There are not many (people);

Tokora‘i tei ‘iki‘ia, tokoiti tei tae mai.
Many were invited, but few attended.
[Pn. *toko2.]

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