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Aghu language

Region Papua, Indonesia
Native speakers
unknown (14,000 cited 1987–2002)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Variously:
ahh – Aghu
awv – Jair (Kia)
yir – North Awyu
awu – Central Awyu

Aghu, also known as Awyu or Djair (Dyair, Jair, Yair), is a Papuan language of Papua, Indonesia.

Ethnologue assigns separate ISO codes for Aghu/Jair, Jair, North Awyu/Jair, and Central Awyu. However, these have not been attested as separate languages (U. Amsterdam), and it is not clear that all correspond to Aghu.


  1. ^ Aghu at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
    Jair (Kia) at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
    North Awyu at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
    Central Awyu at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)

Further reading

  • Drabbe, P. (1957). Spraakkunst van het Aghu-dialect van de Awju-taal (in Nederlands). Den Haag: M. Nijhoff. 

External links

  • Aghu at the Awyu–Ndumut research group at VU University Amsterdam
  • OLAC resources in and about the Aghu language
  • OLAC resources in and about the Central Awyu language
  • OLAC resources in and about the Jair Awyu language
  • OLAC resources in and about the North Awyu language
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