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Map: The Kaure–Kapori languages of New Guinea
The Kaure–Kapori languages
Other Trans–New Guinea languages
Other Papuan languages
The Kaure–Kapori languages are a family proposed by Malcolm Ross as part of his classification of the Trans–New Guinea languages. It consists of the well established Kaure family and the Kapori isolate.
Ross's classification is based on personal pronouns. The inclusion of Kaure–Kipori in Trans–New Guinea, where Stephen Wurm (1975) had placed Kaure proper, is tentative, as no pronouns can be reconstructed from the available data, and it is not accepted in Ethnologue (2009).
- 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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