Micronesian Languages
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Micronesian Languages
Micronesian
Geographic
distribution
Micronesia
Linguistic classificationAustronesian
Proto-languageProto-Micronesian
Subdivisions
Glottologmicr1243[1]
Oceanic languages.svg
  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.

Languages

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. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Micronesian". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  2. ^ Lynch, John; Malcolm Ross; Terry Crowley (2002). The Oceanic languages. Richmond, Surrey: Curzon. ISBN 978-0-7007-1128-4. OCLC 48929366.

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