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Map: The Kiwai–Porome languages of New Guinea
The Kiwai–Porome languages
Other Trans–New Guinea languages
Other Papuan languages
The Kiwai–Porome 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 Kiwaian family and the erstwhile language isolate Porome.
As with all of Ross's classification, Kiwai and Porome were linked based on their personal pronouns. However, the identity of these as Trans–New Guinea, while plausible, remains suspect.
- 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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