Awin–Pa languages

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Awin–Pa
Awin–Pare
Geographic
distribution:
New Guinea
Linguistic classification: Trans–New Guinea
  • Awin–Pa
Subdivisions:
Glottolog: awin1249[1]
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Map: The Awin–Pa languages of New Guinea
  The Awin–Pa languages
  Other Trans–New Guinea languages
  Other Papuan languages
  Austronesian languages
  Uninhabited

The Awin–Pa or Awin–Pare languages are a small family of the Trans–New Guinea languages (TNG) in the classification of Malcolm Ross. Stephen Wurm (1975) added them to an expanded Central and South New Guinea branch of TNG, a position reversed by Ross (2005).

The languages are just two, Aekyowm (Awin) and Pare (Pa), and closely related to each other, perhaps even a dialect cluster. The pronouns appear to have been:

sg du pl
1 *na *ni *ne
2 *go *gi *ge
3 *ya

(The dual and plural forms are rather uncertain.)

References[edit]

  • Ross, Malcolm (2005). "Pronouns as a preliminary diagnostic for grouping Papuan languages". In Andrew Pawley, Robert Attenborough, Robin Hide, Jack Golson, eds. Papuan pasts: cultural, linguistic and biological histories of Papuan-speaking peoples. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics. pp. 15–66. ISBN 0858835622. OCLC 67292782. 
  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Awin–Pa". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.