Sulka language

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RegionNew Britain
Native speakers
(2,500-3,000 cited 1991)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3sua

Sulka is a possible language isolate scattered across the eastern end of New Britain island, Papua New Guinea. There are about 3000 speakers. Sulka speakers had originally migrated to East New Britain from New Ireland.[3]

Sulka is very poorly attested. There is some evidence that it might be related to Kol or Baining.

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  1. ^ Sulka at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Sulka". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Stebbins, Tonya; Evans, Bethwyn; Terrill, Angela (2018). "The languages of Southern New Guinea". In Palmer, Bill (ed.). The Papuan languages of Island Melanesia. The World of Linguistics. 4. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton. pp. 775–894. ISBN 978-3-11-028642-7.