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Porome language

Native to Papua New Guinea
Region Gulf Province, Kikori District, near Aird Hills, on several tributaries of Kikori River, villages of Tipeowo, Doibo, Paile, Babaguina, Ero, and Wowa.southern Papua New Guinea
Native speakers
1,200 (2011)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 prm
Glottolog kibi1239[2]
Map: The Porome language of New Guinea
  The Porome language (large bay, southern PNG)
  Trans–New Guinea languages
  Other Papuan languages
  Austronesian languages

Porome, also known as Kibiri, is a Papuan language of southern Papua New Guinea. There are over a thousand speakers.

Porome was classified as a language isolate by Stephen Wurm. Although Malcolm Ross linked it to the Kiwaian languages, there is no evidence for a connection apart from the pronouns 1sg amo and 2sg do.

The independent pronouns and subject suffixes to

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