Mor language (Papuan)

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Not to be confused with Mor language (Austronesian).
Region West Papua
Native speakers
30 (2012)[1]
70 semi-speakers (2012)
Language codes
ISO 639-3 moq
Glottolog morb1239[2]
Mor language.svg
Map: The Mor language of New Guinea
  The Mor language
  Other Trans–New Guinea languages
  Other Papuan languages
  Austronesian languages

Mor is a nearly extinct, possibly Trans–New Guinea language of Indonesia. It forms a tentative independent branch of that family in the classification of Malcolm Ross (2005). However, the only connections are the 1sg and 2 ng pronouns na- and a-:

sg pl
1 na-ya ne-a
2 a-ya omase
3 mena morimene


  1. ^ Mor at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Mor". 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.