Tairora language

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Tairoa
Native to Papua New Guinea
Region Eastern Highlands Province
Ethnicity Tairora
Native speakers
13,000 (2003)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Either:
tbg – North
omw – South
Glottolog nort2920  (North)[2]
sout2943  (South)[3]

Tairoa (Tairora) is a Kainantu language spoken in Papua New Guinea.

Tairoa proper, or North Tairoa, includes dialects Aantantara (Andandara), Arau-Varosia (Arau-Barosia), Arokaara, Saiqora (Sai’ora), Tairora.

South Tairoa, AKA Omwunra-Toqura, has dialects Aatasaara (Atakara), Haaviqinra-Oraura (Habina-Oraura), Omwunra-Toqura (Obura-To’okena), Vaira-Ntosara (Baira), Veqaura (Meauna), Vinaata-Konkompira (Pinata-Konkombira).

External links[edit]

  • Paradisec has two collections of Arthur Cappell's materials (AC1, AC2) that include North Tairoa language materials.

References[edit]

  1. ^ North at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    South at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "North Tairora". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "South Tairora". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.