Monumbo languages

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Monumbo
Bogia Bay
Geographic
distribution
Bogia District, Madang Province, Papua New Guinea
Linguistic classificationTorricelli or a possible primary language family
Subdivisions
Glottologmonu1249[1]

The Monumbo or Bogia languages are a pair of closely related languages that constitute a branch of the Torricelli language family. They are spoken in a few coastal villages of Bogia District, Madang Province in Papua New Guinea.

There are two languages,

Monumbo (Mambuwan) and Lilau

Classification[edit]

They have for several decades been lumped into the Torricelli family 100 km to the west, but "no evidence [for this] was ever presented" according to Glottolog.[2] Foley (2018) classifies the Monumbo languages as Torricelli.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Bogia". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  2. ^ Glottolog: Monumbo
  3. ^ 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.