East Kutubuan languages

East Kutubuan
East Kutubu
New Guinea
Linguistic classification: Trans–New Guinea ?
  • East Kutubuan
  • Fiwaga
  • Foi
Ethnologue code: 17-2372

Map: The East Kutubuan languages of New Guinea
  The East Kutubuan languages
  Other Trans–New Guinea languages
  Other Papuan languages
  Austronesian languages

The East Kutubuan languages are a small family of Trans–New Guinea languages (TNG) in the classification of Malcolm Ross. There are just two languages,

Fiwaga and Foi,

which are not close to the West Kutubuan languages. These were linked in a "Kutubuan" family by Franklin and Voorhoeve in 1973, but that position has since been abandoned. Although East Kutubuan has proto-TNG vocabulary, Ross considers its inclusion in TNG to be somewhat questionable.


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