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Ulama is a traditional ball sport played in a few communities within the state of Sinaloa in Mexico. It is one of the oldest continuously played sport in the world and is also considered to be the oldest sport known to be played with a rubber ball.

The sport 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,

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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