Kehu language

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. 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.

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