Huli language

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Region Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea
Ethnicity Huli people
Native speakers
150,000 (2011)[1]
Latin script (Huli alphabet)
Huli Braille
Language codes
ISO 639-3 hui
Glottolog huli1244[2]

Huli is a Trans–New Guinea language spoken by the Huli people of the Southern Highlands province of Papua New Guinea. It features a pentadecimal (base-15) numeral system: ngui means 15, ngui ki means 15×2 = 30, and ngui ngui means 15×15 = 225.


  1. ^ Huli at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Huli". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  • Lomas, Gabe (1988). The Huli language of Papua New Guinea. PhD Thesis, Macquarie University. 

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