Iwam languages

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Iwam
Geographic
distribution
Sepik River basin, Papua New Guinea
Linguistic classification Sepik
Glottolog iwam1260  (Iwam)[1]
amal1242  (Amal)[2]

The Iwam languages are a small family of clearly related languages,

May River Iwam and Sepik Iwam,

and perhaps Amal. They are generally classified among the Sepik languages of northern Papua New Guinea; Malcolm Ross places them in an Upper Sepik branch of that family.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Iwam". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Amal". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 

References[edit]

  • 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.