Hoyahoya

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Hoiahoia, Hoya Hoya, Matakaia Hoyahoya
Population

95 (2000 census), decreasing.

Location

Western Province, Middle Fly district, Matakaia village.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Similar to Minanibai [mcv]. Lexical similarity: 52% with Minanibai [mcv], 52% with Mubami [tsx], 59% with Foia Foia [ffi], 71% with Hoia Hoia [hhi].

Language Use

All domains. Also use Bamu [bcf], and may be shifting to it.

Writing
Latin script.