Teberan languages

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New Guinea
Linguistic classificationPapuan Gulf ?
  • Teberan–Pawaian[1]
    • Teberan
Teberan languages.svg
Map: The Teberan languages of New Guinea
  The Teberan languages
  Trans–New Guinea languages
  Other Papuan languages
  Austronesian languages

The Teberan languages are a well established family of Papuan languages that Stephen Wurm (1975) grouped with the Pawaia language as a branch of the Trans–New Guinea phylum. Malcolm Ross (2005) tentatively retains both Teberan and Pawaia within TNG, but sees no other connection between them.

There are just two Teberan languages, Dadibi and Folopa (Podopa).


  1. ^ New Guinea World, Tua River
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Teberan". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: 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 (eds.). Papuan pasts: cultural, linguistic and biological histories of Papuan-speaking peoples. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics. pp. 15–66. ISBN 0858835622. OCLC 67292782.