|Linguistic classification:||? Trans–New Guinea
Map: The Goilalan languages of New Guinea
The Goilalan languages
(Other) Trans–New Guinea languages
Other Papuan languages
are clearly related, especially northern Biagai, Kunimaipa, and Weri, which might be considered divergent dialects. Pronouns are northern 1sg ne, 2sg ni, 3sg pi; Tauade/Fuyug 1sg na, 2sg nu, though Tauade also has the possessive pronouns ne-ve, ni-e.
- 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.
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