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Angan languages

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Ethnicity:  Angu people
Subdivisions:  Angaatiha Angan proper
Geographic distribution:  New Guinea
Glottolog:  anga1289
Angan languages
Linguistic classification:  Trans–New Guinea Angan

The Angan languages are a family of the Trans–New Guinea languages in the classification of Malcolm Ross. The Angan languages are clearly valid as a family. They were first identified as such by J. Lloyd and A. Healey in 1968; Wurm (1975) classified them as Trans–New Guinea.

  • Angan family:
  • Angaatiha language
  • Angan proper (Nuclear Angan)
  • A (pronouns ni, ti): Hamtai (Kapau), Kamasa, Kawatsa, Menya, Yagwoia
  • B: Akoye (Lohiki), Yipma (Baruya), Safeyoka, Simbari, Susuami, Tainae (Ivori), Ankave
  • Menya is notable for its dyadic kinship terms (terms referring to the relationship two or more people have to each other), which are present in less than 10 languages and not prevalent in Papua New Guinea (though they also exist in the Oksapmin language).

    Pronouns (independent and object prefixes) are:

    References

    Angan languages Wikipedia


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