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Ulama

Ulama is a traditional ball sport played in a few communities within the state of Sinaloa in Mexico. It is a descendant of the Aztec version of the Mesoamerican Ballgame, and is one of the oldest continuously played sport in the world.

Ulama is played on a dirt field, which is divided into two sides by a center line. Ulama has evolved over the years, and today, there are three forms in which the sport is played,

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The objective in all three forms of game play is to keep the ball inbounds. Points are awarded if, a team misses, hits the ball out-of-bounds, or hits out of turn. The team to score eight points first wins the match wins.

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