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

Used by all. Some also use Hiri Motu [hmo], especially older adults. Some also use Tok Pisin [tpi], especially young people. Also use Orokolo [oro], but decreasingly as L2.

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

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