Ottilien languages

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New Guinea
Linguistic classification Ramu – Lower Sepik
Glottolog wagg1235[1]

The Ottilien languages are a small family of clearly related languages,

WatamKaian, Gamei (Mbore), and BosmanAwar.

They are generally classified among the Ramu languages of northern Papua New Guinea.

Watam and Bosman share plural morphology with Lower Sepik (Nor–Pondo), supporting the Ramu – Lower Sepik language-family proposal.


  • 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. 
  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "WAG". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.