West Bomberai languages
|West New Guinea|
|Linguistic classification||Trans–New Guinea|
|Glottolog||west2604 (mainland West Bomberai)|
Map: The West Bomberai languages of New Guinea
The West Bomberai languages
Other Trans–New Guinea languages
Other Papuan languages
Ross reconstructs the pronouns of the mainland languages as *na 1sg, *ka 2sg, *bi(r) 1ex, *in 1in, *ki 2pl, of which 1sg, 2sg, and 2pl correspond to proto-Trans–New Guinea.
Ross (2005) classified Timor–Alor–Pantar with the mainland West Bomberai languages. Usher found that the Timor–Alor–Pantar languages resides within the West Bomberai languages, and is not just their closest relative. This indicates that Timor–Alor–Pantar is the result of a relatively recent migration from New Guinea, perhaps arriving in the Timor area shortly before the Austronesian languages.
- Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "West Bomberai". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
- Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Timor–Alor–Pantar". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
- New Guinea World, West Bomberai
|This article about Trans–New Guinea languages is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|