East Kutubuan languages
|Linguistic classification||Papuan Gulf ?
Map: The East Kutubuan languages of New Guinea
The East Kutubuan languages
Other Trans–New Guinea languages
Other Papuan languages
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.
- 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. 15–66. ISBN 0858835622. OCLC 67292782.
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