Bulaka River languages
Trans-Fly – Bulaka River ?
Map: The Bulaka River languages of New Guinea
The Bulaka River languages are a pair of closely related Papuan languages, Yelmek and Maklew, on the Bulaka River in Indonesian West Papua. They are ethnically Yab (Jab); their speech is Yabga (Jabga). Ross (2005) tentatively includes them in the proposed Trans-Fly – Bulaka River family.
The pronouns Ross reconstructs for the family are,
- Proto–Bulaka River
I *ŋöl we *ŋag thou *ob you *el s/he *ib they *im
- Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Bulaka River". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.