Keoru-Ahia

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A language of Papua New Guinea

Alternate Names
Ahia, Ahiave, Haura, Haura Haela, Horo, Houro, Hovoiroro, Hovoyo, Ke’oru, Keuro, Keuru, Kouri, Lavau, Lower Ahia, O’o Moko, Pairi, Velepa
Population

5,970 (2000 census). Keoru: 5070, Ahia: 710, Pairi: 190.

Location

Gulf Province, west of Kerema, Purari river mouth east to Bairu river.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Ahia (Aheave), Keoru, Pairi.

Language Use

Declining L2 use of Orokolo [oro].