Marienberg languages

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Marienberg
Marienberg Hills
Geographic
distribution
East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea
Linguistic classificationTorricelli
  • Marienberg
Glottologmari1433[1]

The Marienberg or Marienberg Hills languages constitute a branch of the Torricelli language family. They are spoken in a mountainous stretch of region located between the towns of Wewak and Angoram in East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea.

Kamasau is the best documented Marienberg language.[2]

Marienberg languages distinguish masculine and feminine genders, with feminine being the default unmarked gender.[2]

Languages[edit]

Foley (2018) provides the following classification, based primarily on morphological evidence.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Marienberg". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  2. ^ a b c 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.