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|Linguistic classification:||Trans–New Guinea
Map: The Tirio languages of New Guinea
The Tirio languages
Other Trans–New Guinea languages
Other Papuan languages
are closely related, having about half their vocabulary in common. They share about a third of their vocabulary with Baramu. The moribund language Abom would appear to be the most divergent, sharing only an eighth of the lexicon.
- 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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