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Orya–Tor languages

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Geographic distribution  New Guinea
Subdivisions  Tor Orya ? Sause
Linguistic classification  Tor–Kwerba? Orya–Tor
Glottolog  toro1256  (Tor–Orya) saus1247  (Sause)

The Orya–Tor languages are a family of Papuan languages spoken in Indonesia.

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Classification

The Tor family is clearly established. Its closest relative appears to be Orya. The inclusion of Sause is uncertain; it is a holdover of earlier classifications, as it was not addressed by Ross due to a lack of data.

Orya–Tor
  • ? Sause
  • Orya (Uria)
  • Tor family: Berik, Bonerif, Dabe–Keijar–Betaf, Itik, Jofotek-Bromnya, Kwesten, Kwinsu, Mander, Maremgi (Dineor), Vitou
  • Stephen Wurm (1975) linked Orya and the Tor languages with the Lakes Plain languages, forming a branch of his Trans–New Guinea phylum. Clouse (1997) found no evidence of such a connection. Malcolm Ross (2005) linked them instead with part of another erstwhile branch of TNG in a Tor–Kwerba proposal. Glottolog accepts only the link with Orya as having been demonstrated.

    A purported Wares language is sometimes reported. However, no such language is attested. The Wares people are not known to have a distinct language, and the language of the village of Wares is Mawes.

    Pronouns

    The pronouns Ross reconstructs for proto-Orya–Tor are,

    References

    Orya–Tor languages Wikipedia


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