Hula language

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Native toPapua New Guinea
RegionCentral Province
Native speakers
5,000 (2014)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3hul
Coordinates: 10°05′46″S 147°43′34″E / 10.096°S 147.726°E / -10.096; 147.726

Hula (or Vula’a, Bula’a, Vulaa) is an Oceanic language spoken in the Hula area of the Rigo district, in Papua New Guinea. It is close to, but distinct from, its neighbour Keapara.


The Hula language includes several dialectal varieties: Alewai, Irupara, Kaporoko, Vula.[2]


  1. ^ Hula at Ethnologue (25th ed., 2022)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Hula". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.