Marind languages

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Marind
Ethnicity: Marind people
Geographic
distribution:
New Guinea
Linguistic classification: Trans–New Guinea
  • Marind
Subdivisions:
  • Boazi
  • Marind
  • Yaqay
Glottolog: mari1437[1]

Map: The Marind languages of New Guinea
  The Marind languages
  Other Trans–New Guinea languages
  Other Papuan languages
  Austronesian languages
  Uninhabited

The Marind languages are a well established language family of Papuan languages, spoken by the Marind-anim. They form part of the Trans–New Guinea languages in the classifications of Stephen Wurm and Malcolm Ross.

The pronouns are:

sg pl
1 *no-ko *ni-ki
2 *ɣo-ko *zo-ko
3 (m) *ɛ-ɣi, *ɛ
(f) *-u-
*ya-(?)a

The Marind languages were partially identified by Sidney Herbert Ray and JHP Murray in 1918; the family was filled out by JHMC Boelaars in 1950. It was incorporated into Trans–New Guinea by Stephen Wurm in 1975.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Marind". 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.