Maimai languages

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Maimai
Geographic
distribution
eastern Sandaun Province, Papua New Guinea
Linguistic classificationTorricelli
  • Maimai
Glottolognucl1590[1]

The Maimai languages constitute a branch of the Torricelli language family. They are spoken just to the west of Nuku town in eastern Sandaun Province, Papua New Guinea (including in Maimai Wanwan Rural LLG).

Languages[edit]

Maimai

Pronouns[edit]

Pronouns in Maimai languages are:[2]

Maimai pronouns
Beli Siliput Yahang Heyo
1s ki oi ai ai
2s si yi is is
3s ofo tən apan apan
1p əfə yep epep apap
2p yip ipip ipip
3p afa təmoŋ apam

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Nuclear Maimai". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  2. ^ Foley, William A. (2018). "The Languages of the Sepik-Ramu Basin and Environs". In Palmer, Bill (ed.). The Languages and Linguistics of the New Guinea Area: A Comprehensive Guide. The World of Linguistics. 4. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton. pp. 197–432. ISBN 978-3-11-028642-7.
  • Foley, William A. (2018). "The Languages of the Sepik-Ramu Basin and Environs". In Palmer, Bill (ed.). The Languages and Linguistics of the New Guinea Area: A Comprehensive Guide. The World of Linguistics. 4. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton. pp. 197–432. ISBN 978-3-11-028642-7.