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Micronesian languages

Micronesian
Geographic
distribution:
Micronesia
Linguistic classification: Austronesian
Subdivisions:
Glottolog: micr1243[1]
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  Micronesian

The twenty Micronesian languages form a family of Oceanic languages. Micronesian languages are known for their lack of plain labial consonants; they have instead two series, palatalized and labio-velarized labials.

Components

According to Jackson 1983, 1986, the languages group as follows:[2]

The family appears to have originated in the east, likely on Kosrae, and spread westwards. Kosrae appears to have been settled from the south, in the region of northern Vanuatu.

References

  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Micronesian".  
  2. ^  

External links

  • Micronesian Comparative Dictionary


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