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Mairasi languages

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Geographic distribution:  New Guinea
Glottolog:  mair1253
Linguistic classification:  One of the world's primary language families

The Mairasi languages are a small independent family of Papuan languages in the classification of Malcolm Ross, that had been part of Stephen Wurm's Trans–New Guinea proposal.

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Classification

The Mairasi languages are clearly related to each other.

  • Mairasi family: Semimi, Mer, Mairasi, Northeastern Mairasi
  • Mairasi cannot be linked to other families by its pronouns. However, Voorhoeve (1975) links in to the Sumeri (Tanah Merah) language of the Trans–New Guinea family, and further research is needed.

    Pronouns

    The pronouns Ross reconstructs for proto-Mairasi are,

    References

    Mairasi languages Wikipedia


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