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.[3]


  1. ^ a b Lou at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Lou". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ http://mspace.lib.umanitoba.ca/handle/1993/1324

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