Makayam language

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Tirio Papuan language)
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Makayam
Tirio
Aturu
Native toPapua New Guinea
Native speakers
1,300 (2003)[1]
Trans–New Guinea
  • Fly River (Anim)
Dialects
  • Giribam
Language codes
ISO 639-3aup
Glottologmaka1315

Tirio AKA Makayam (Makaeyam) AKA Aturu (Adulu, Atura) is Papuan language of Western Province, Papua New Guinea. The Giribam 'dialect' may be a distinct language.

Makayam is spoken in Aduru (8°23′17″S 143°00′40″E / 8.388034°S 143.011167°E / -8.388034; 143.011167 (Aduru)), Lewada (8°20′07″S 142°46′50″E / 8.335225°S 142.780449°E / -8.335225; 142.780449 (Lewada)), Suame (8°21′08″S 142°33′15″E / 8.352359°S 142.554118°E / -8.352359; 142.554118 (Suame)), and Sumogi Island villages of Gogodala Rural LLG. The Giribam dialect is spoken in Janor village (8°25′55″S 142°40′43″E / 8.431915°S 142.678616°E / -8.431915; 142.678616 (Janor Hamlet)) of Oriomo-Bituri Rural LLG.[2][3]

Pronouns[edit]

Pronouns are:

sg pl
1 no-gao gai-ga
2 o-gao zo-gao
3 igi i-ga

No-, o-, zo-, i- may reflect proto-Trans–New Guinea *na, *ga, *ja, *i.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Makayam at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Eberhard, David M.; Simons, Gary F.; Fennig, Charles D., eds. (2019). "Papua New Guinea languages". Ethnologue: Languages of the World (22nd ed.). Dallas: SIL International.
  3. ^ United Nations in Papua New Guinea (2018). "Papua New Guinea Village Coordinates Lookup". Humanitarian Data Exchange. 1.31.9.