|Region||Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea|
|Latin script (Huli alphabet)|
Huli is an Tari language spoken by the Huli people of the Ela 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.
Huli has a pandanus language called tayenda tu ha illili (bush divide taboo) used for collecting karuka nuts (anga) as well as hunting or traveling. Tayenda is used to evade malevolent bush spirits. The grammar for Tayenda is nearly identical to normal Huli, but the vocabulary is changed, often borrowing words from Duna but with changed meanings.
|Close||i ĩ||u ũ|
|Mid||e ẽ||o õ|
Vowel nasality is phonemic in the language.
- Huli at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
- Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Huli". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
- Goldman, Laurence (1983). "Talking about talk". Talk Never Dies: The Language of Huli Disputes. London and New York: Tavistock Publications. pp. 254–257. ISBN 978-0422782104. OCLC 993340993.
- Organised Phonology Data: Huli Language [HUI] Southern Highlands Province (PDF). 1992.
- Lomas, Gabe (1988). The Huli language of Papua New Guinea. PhD Thesis, Macquarie University.
|Huli language test of Wikipedia at Wikimedia Incubator|
- Huli counting system
- Huli phonology
- "Counting and number in Huli", Brian Cheetam. Papua New Guinea Journal of Education[dead link]
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