Remote Oceanic languages
A family of some 200 Remote Oceanic languages has traditionally been posited as a subgroup of the Central-Eastern Oceanic languages. However, it was abandoned by Lynch, Ross, & Crowley in 2002, as no defining features of the family could be found.
Its components are:
- Central Pacific languages
- Eastern Outer Islands languages
- Loyalty Islands languages
- Micronesian languages
- New Caledonian languages
- North and Central Vanuatu languages
- Lynch, John, Malcolm Ross & Terry Crowley. (2002). The Oceanic languages. Richmond, Surrey: Curzon Press.