West Papuan Highlands languages
This article relies largely or entirely on a single source. (December 2017)
|West Papuan Highlands|
|Highlands of Irian Jaya|
|Linguistic classification||Trans–New Guinea|
Map: The Irian Highlands languages of New Guinea
The Irian Highlands families
Other Trans–New Guinea families
Other Papuan languages
The West Papuan Highland languages, also known as the Irian Highland languages, are a branch of the Trans–New Guinea language family proposed by Larson & Larson (1972) and confirmed by Timothy Usher. William A. Foley considers their Trans–New Guinea identity to be established.
Capell linked the Dani languages to Kwerba in 1962, a position followed by Wurm, who included Dani-Kwerba and the Wissel Lakes (Paniai Lakes) languages as branches of Trans–New Guinea. Larson & Larson (1972) proposed that the Dani and Paniai Lakes families, along with the Amung and Dem isolates, grouped together within TNG. Ross (2005) suggests a possible link between Dani and Paniai with his West TNG proposal. Usher proposes that the Amung and Dem languages are closest to each other.
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