Acira, Atsera, Atzera, Azera
30,000 (2000 census). Few monolinguals among the youngest and oldest. Ethnic population: 31,000.
Morobe Province, Markham valley, Markham district, Leron river to Markham-Ramu divide.
Literacy rate in L1: 50%. Literacy rate in L2: 62% (age 10 and over) literate in at least 1 language, probably Tok Pisin [tpi] (2000 census). Women: 55%; men: 70%. Women and the elderly tend to be least literate. Taught in primary schools. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1976.