Morehead and Upper Maro River languages
|Morehead and Upper Maro Rivers|
|Linguistic classification:||Trans-Fly – Bulaka River ?
The Morehead and Upper Maro River languages are a family of Papuan languages. They include many of the languages west of the Fly River in southern Papua New Guinea into southern Indonesian West Papua, specifically near the Morehead and Maro rivers. Ross (2005) tentatively includes them in the proposed Trans-Fly – Bulaka River family.
| Morehead –
The pronouns Ross reconstructs for the family are,
- Proto–Morehead – Upper Maro
I/we *ni you *bu s/he/they *be
- 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.