Paniai Lakes languages
|Highlands of Irian Jaya|
|Linguistic classification||Trans–New Guinea|
The Paniai Lakes languages, also known as the Wissel Lakes languages, are a small family of closely related Trans–New Guinea languages spoken in the highlands of Irian Jaya in the Paniai Lakes region of West Papua. Foley (2003) considers their Trans–New Guinea status to be established.
They may be most closely related to the Dani languages, but this is not yet clear. Independent pronouns and possessive prefixes are:
sg du pl 1 *ani, *na- *ina *ini, *ni- 2 *aka, *ka- *ika *iki 3 *oka, *e-
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