Bayono-Awbono language

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Bayono-Awbono
Region Papua Province, Indonesia
Native speakers
200  (1999)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Either:
byl – Bayono
awh – Awbono
Glottolog bayo1259[2]

Bayono and Awbono represent a recently discovered dialect cluster spoken in Indonesian Papua Province south of the Somahai languages. All that is known of them are a few hundred words recorded in first-contact situations. These demonstrate resemblances to the neighboring Ok and Greater Awyu languages, and the pronouns are consistent with Bayono-Awbono belonging to the Trans–New Guinea family:

Dialect 1sg 2sg
Awbono ɡu
Bayono ne ɡwe
proto-TNG *na *ga

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bayono at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
    Awbono at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Bayono-Awbono". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  • Ans Wilbrink (2004) The Kopkaka of Papua: Provisional notes on their language, its language affiliation and on the Kopkaka culture. MA thesis, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.