Tor–Kwerba languages

Tor–Kwerba languages

Tor–Kwerba
(tentative)
Geographic
distribution:
New Guinea
Linguistic classification: One of the world's primary language families
Subdivisions:
Glottolog: None

The Tor–Kwerba languages are an independent family of Papuan languages proposed in 2005 by Malcolm Ross. All the languages had been part of Stephen Wurm's 1975 Trans–New Guinea proposal, but he did not recognize them as a unit, retaining Kwerba within Capell's 1962 Dani–Kwerba proposal.

Classification

The Tor and Kwerba families are clearly established. When classified together two relative isolates are included, as well as two languages of more dubious relationship.

Tor–Kwerba 
 Orya–Tor 

Orya (Uria)


Tor family


? Sause


 Greater Kwerba 

? Mawes


 Kwerba  family


? Isirawa



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