East Strickland languages

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East Strickland
New Guinea
Linguistic classification Trans–New Guinea
  • East Strickland
Glottolog east2433[1]
Map: The East Strickland languages of New Guinea
  The East Strickland languages
  Other Trans–New Guinea languages
  Other Papuan languages
  Austronesian languages

The East Strickland languages are a family of Trans–New Guinea languages in the classification of Malcolm Ross. The six languages,

are clearly related. Pronouns are:

sg du pl
1 *na, *ã *o-li, *a-la *oi
2 *nõ *nĩ-le *nĩ
3 *yõ *i-le *yã, *di


  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "East Strickland". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  • Ross, Malcolm (2005). "Pronouns as a preliminary diagnostic for grouping Papuan languages". In Andrew Pawley; Robert Attenborough; Robin Hide; Jack Golson. Papuan pasts: cultural, linguistic and biological histories of Papuan-speaking peoples. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics. pp. 15–66. ISBN 0858835622. OCLC 67292782.