Kehu language

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Native to West Papua
Region Wapoga River, in the foothills inland from Cenderawasih Bay
Native speakers
200 (2007)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 khh
Glottolog kehu1238[2]

Kehu (Keu) is an unclassified and nearly extinct language of New Guinea.

Mark Donohue (2007) said that Kehu is "probably a Geelvink Bay language, but no one knows enough about those languages, systematically, to say this with confidence for [any of them] beyond Barapasi, T(ar)unggare and Bauzi"[1]


  1. ^ Kehu at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Kehu". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  • Kamholz, David. 2012. The Keuw isolate: Preliminary materials and classification. In Harald Hammarström and Wilco van den Heuvel (eds.), History, contact, and classification of Papuan languages, 243–268. Special issue of Language and Linguistics in Melanesia. Port Moresby: Linguistic Society of Papua New Guinea.