Spoken L1 Language: Pawaia

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Despite vocabulary cognacy of 5% or so, Pawaia was included in Trans-New-Guinea because of pronoun resemblances to Kuman and on typological similarities. The typological similarities involve function only Trefry, David 1969 , and thus count for nothing. The pronoun resemblances do not generalize to the Chimbu family Foley, William A. 1986: 69-71 and match only an n anyway, so they are better accounted for as accidental similarities than deep relationship.

AES status:
Campbell, Lyle and Lee, Nala Huiying and Okura, Eve and Simpson, Sean and Ueki, Kaori 2022
Pawaia (10740-pwa) = Threatened (20 percent certain, based on the evidence available)

(see Hammarström 2017)

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