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Grass languages

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Grass languages

New Guinea
Linguistic classification: Ramu – Lower Sepik

The Grass Keram languages are a small family of clearly related languages,

  • Banaro
  • Grass proper: Aion, Adjora, and Gorovu.

Laycock (1973) noted that Banaro was lexically divergent, and therefore grouped it with the Grass family in a higher-level Grass stock,[1] a position accepted by Pawley (2005).[2] The inclusion of Kambot is no longer accepted.

The Grass family is generally classified among the Ramu languages of northern Papua New Guinea.


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