Lou language (Austronesian)

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Native toPapua New Guinea
RegionManus Province
Native speakers
(1,000 cited 1994)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3loj

Lou is a Southeast Admiralty Islands language spoken on Lou Island of Manus Province, Papua New Guinea by 1,000 people.[1]


There are three dialects. The main dialect is Rei.


Lou has thirteen consonants and seven vowels. It is a nominative–accusative language and has SVO word order.[2]


  1. ^ a b Lou at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ Stutzman, Verna (1997). A Study of the Lou Verb Phrase (MA thesis). University of Manitoba. hdl:1993/1324.

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