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: Purari river mouth east to Bairu river west of Kerema.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Keoru, Pairi, Ahia (Aheave).

Language Use

Also use Orokolo [oro].