Pawaia language

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Pawaia
Region Papua New Guinea
Native speakers
4,000  (1991)[1]
Dialects
Aurama (Turoha, Uri)
Hauruha
Language codes
ISO 639-3 pwa
Glottolog pawa1255[2]
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Map: The Pawaia language of New Guinea
  The Pawaia language
  Other Trans–New Guinea languages
  Other Papuan languages
  Austronesian languages
  Uninhabited

Pawaia, also known as Sira, Tudahwe, Yasa, is a Trans–New Guinea language that forms a tentative independent branch of that family in the classification of Malcolm Ross (2005). Although Pawaia has proto-Trans–New Guinea vocabulary, Ross considers its inclusion questionable on available evidence.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pawaia at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Pawaia". 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.