Kola language

Region Aru Islands
Native speakers
7,700 (1995–2011)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Either:
kvv  Kola
kvp  Kompane
Glottolog kola1292[2]

Kola is one of the Aru languages, spoken by inhabitants of the Aru Islands.

The Kola language is mostly used on the Kola island, on the north end of the Aru Islands, but is also spoken by Kola people living in Dobo and other parts of Maluku.


  1. Kola at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Kompane at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Kola–Kompane". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
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