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Kwerbic languages

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Kwerbic languages

Greater Kwerba
New Guinea
Linguistic classification: Tor–Kwerba?
  • Kwerbic
Glottolog: kwer1242  (Kwerbic)[1]
mawe1251  (Mawes)[2]

The Kwerbic, or Greater Kwerba languages are a family of Papuan languages spoken in Indonesia.


The Kwerba family is clearly established. Its closest relative appears to be Isirawa. Mawes is added by Ross (2005), but not retained in Glottolog; Isirawa was rejected by Ross, but retained by Glottolog and by Donohue (2002).

Greater Kwerba

Capell (1962) proposed placing Kwerba and Isirawa in a Dani–Kwerba proposal, which was retained in Stephen Wurm's 1975 Trans–New Guinea phylum. Malcolm Ross (2005) removed them and linked them with another erstwhile branch of TNG in a Tor–Kwerba proposal. Glottolog accepts only the link with Isirawa as having been demonstrated.[1]

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