Kayagar languages

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New Guinea
Linguistic classification Trans–New Guinea
  • Kayagar
Glottolog kaya1327[1]
Map: The Kayagar languages of New Guinea
  The Kayagar languages
  Other Trans–New Guinea languages
  Other Papuan languages
  Austronesian languages

The Kayagar languages are a small family of three closely related Trans–New Guinea languages:

Pronouns are:

sg pl
1 *na-ka *ni-pi
2 *a-ka *akani[-ka]
3 *e-ka


  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Kayagar". 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.