Kol language (Papua New Guinea)

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Region New Britain
Native speakers
unknown (4,000 cited 1991)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 kol
Glottolog kolp1236[2]

The Kol language is a language spoken in eastern New Britain island, Papua New Guinea. There are about 4000 speakers.

Kol appears to be a language isolate, though it may be distantly related to the poorly attested Sulka language.

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  1. ^ Kol at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Kol". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.