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. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Kayagar". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  • 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.