Southeast Papuan languages
|Southeastern peninsula of New Guinea|
|Linguistic classification||Trans–New Guinea|
Map: The Southeast Papuan languages of New Guinea
The Southeast Papuan languages
Other Trans–New Guinea languages
Other Papuan languages
The Southeast Papuan, Papuan Peninsula or "Bird's Tail" languages are a group of half a dozen small families of Papuan languages in the "Bird's Tail" (southeastern peninsula) of New Guinea that are part of the Trans–New Guinea (TNG) phylum.
The languages are as follows:
- Dagan (Meneao Range)
- Owen Stanley Range
They have in common ya for 'you' (plural) instead of proto-TNG *gi.
- Ross, Malcolm (2005). "Pronouns as a preliminary diagnostic for grouping Papuan languages". In Andrew Pawley; Robert Attenborough; Robin Hide; Jack Golson (eds.). Papuan pasts: cultural, linguistic and biological histories of Papuan-speaking peoples. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics. pp. 15–66. ISBN 0858835622. OCLC 67292782.
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