Makayam language

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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[2]

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

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. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Makayam". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.