Language code: ho

Technical information about ISO 639 language code ho

Technical information about ho language code (Hiri Motu) is available below.

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Hiri Motu


Hiri Motu

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Hiri Motu is a pidgin language derived from Motu and is related to the Austronesian languages. It is one of the official languages of Papua New Guinea and uses the Latin script for writing. While it was once more widely spoken, the number of fluent speakers has been declining, and current estimates suggest that there are fewer than 100,000 speakers worldwide.

Language presence globally


*The graph shows a rough estimate of Hiri Motu speakers in countries where it is an official or minority language.

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