Supriya Ghosh

Western Oceanic languages

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Geographic distribution  Western Pacific
Glottolog  west2818
Western Oceanic languages
Linguistic classification  Austronesian Malayo-Polynesian Oceanic Western Oceanic
Subdivisions  North New Guinea linkage Meso-Melanesian linkage Papuan Tip linkage

The Western Oceanic languages is a linkage of Oceanic languages, proposed and studied by Ross (1988).

Classification

The West Oceanic linkage is made up of three sub-linkages:

  • North New Guinea linkage
  • Meso-Melanesian linkage
  • Papuan Tip linkage
  • The center of dispersal was evidently near the Willaumez Peninsula on the north coast of New Britain.

    References

    Western Oceanic languages Wikipedia


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