Somahai languages

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New Guinea
Linguistic classification Trans–New Guinea
Glottolog soma1242[1]

The Momuna languages, Momina and Momuna, also known as Somahai, are a family of two closely related Papuan languages. Their pronouns, singular *na, *ka, *mo, are typically Trans–New Guinea, and they were placed in the Central and South New Guinea branch of that family by Wurm, though Ross could not locate enough evidence to classify them.


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