Kayagar languages

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Cook River
New Guinea
Linguistic classification Trans–New Guinea
  • Kayagar–Kolopom
    • Kayagar
Glottolog kaya1327[1]
Map: The Kayagar languages of New Guinea
  The Kayagar languages
  Other Trans–New Guinea languages
  Other Papuan languages
  Austronesian languages

The Kayagar languages are a small family of four closely related Trans–New Guinea languages:[2]

Pronouns are:

sg pl
1 *na-ka *ni-pi
2 *a-ka *akani[-ka]
3 *e-ka


  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Kayagar". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  2. ^ New Guinea World, Gondu River
  • Ross, Malcolm (2005). "Pronouns as a preliminary diagnostic for grouping Papuan languages". In Andrew Pawley; Robert Attenborough; Robin Hide; Jack Golson. Papuan pasts: cultural, linguistic and biological histories of Papuan-speaking peoples. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics. pp. 15&ndash, 66. ISBN 0858835622. OCLC 67292782.

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