Kwerbic languages

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Kwerbic
Greater Kwerba
Geographic
distribution:
New Guinea
Linguistic classification: Tor–Kwerba?
  • Kwerbic
Subdivisions:
Glottolog: kwer1242  (Kwerbic)[1]
mawe1251  (Mawes)[2]

The Kwerbic, or Greater Kwerba languages are a family of Papuan languages spoken in Indonesia.

Classification[edit]

The Kwerba family is clearly established. Its closest relative appears to be Isirawa. Mawes is added by Ross (2005), but not retained in Glottolog; Isirawa was rejected by Ross, but retained by Glottolog and by Donahue (2002).

Greater Kwerba

Capell (1962) proposed placing Kwerba and Isirawa in a Dani–Kwerba proposal, which was retained in Stephen Wurm's 1975 Trans–New Guinea phylum. Malcolm Ross (2005) removed them and linked them with another erstwhile branch of TNG in a Tor–Kwerba proposal. Glottolog accepts only the link with Isirawa as having been demonstrated.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Kwerbic". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Mawes". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  • 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.