|Region||Papua Province, Indonesia|
Bayono and Awbono represent a recently discovered dialect cluster spoken in Indonesian Papua Province south of the Somahai languages. All that is known of them are a few hundred words recorded in first-contact situations. These demonstrate resemblances to the neighboring Ok and Greater Awyu languages, and the pronouns are consistent with Bayono-Awbono belonging to the Trans–New Guinea family:
Dialect 1sg 2sg Awbono nɛ ɡu Bayono ne ɡwe proto-Awyu–Dumut *nu-p *gu-p proto-Ok *na- *ka-b-/*ku-b- proto-TNG *na *ga
- Ans Wilbrink (2004) The Kopkaka of Papua: Provisional notes on their language, its language affiliation and on the Kopkaka culture. MA thesis, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
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