Kaure–Kosare languages

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Kaure–Kosare
Nawa River
Geographic
distribution
New Guinea
Linguistic classificationa primary language family
Subdivisions
GlottologNone
Kaure-Kapori languages.svg
Map: The Kaure–Kapori languages of New Guinea
  The Kaure–Kapori languages
  Trans–New Guinea languages
  Other Papuan languages
  Austronesian languages
  Uninhabited

The Kaure–Kosare languages are a small family in West Papua, near the northern border with Papua New Guinea.[1]

Classification[edit]

Kaure and Kosare (Kosadle) are clearly related. There is a history of classifying them with Kapori and Sause at a more distant level. However, Kapori and Sause show no particular connection to the Kaure languages, and may be closer to Kwerba.[1]

References[edit]

  • 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.