Schouten languages

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Schouten
Geographic
distribution
Schouten Islands and nearby coast of northern New Guinea
Linguistic classificationAustronesian
Glottologscho1242[1]

The Schouten languages are a linkage of Austronesian languages in northern Papua New Guinea.[2] They are in contact with various North Papuan languages, particularly the Skou and some Torricelli languages.

They are named after the Schouten Islands.

Languages[edit]

Ethnologue adds Malol to Siau.

The Siau family is spoken in Sandaun Province. The Kairiru linkage is spoken in East Sepik Province. The Manam linkage is spoken in Madang Province and Wewak Islands Rural LLG of East Sepik Province.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Schouten linkage". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  2. ^ Lynch, John; Malcolm Ross; Terry Crowley (2002). The Oceanic languages. Richmond, Surrey: Curzon. ISBN 978-0-7007-1128-4. OCLC 48929366.
  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2019). "Glottolog". 3.4. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.

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