Kol language (Papua New Guinea)

RegionNew Britain
Native speakers
(4,000 cited 1991)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3kol

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. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Kol (Papua New Guinea)". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.