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The Mairasi languages are a small independent "family of "Papuan languages in the classification of "Malcolm Ross, that had been part of "Stephen Wurm's "Trans–New Guinea proposal.
The Mairasi languages are clearly related to each other.
Mairasi cannot be linked to other families by its pronouns. However, Voorhoeve (1975) links in to the "Sumeri (Tanah Merah) language of the "Trans–New Guinea family, and further research is needed.
The pronouns Ross reconstructs for proto-Mairasi are,
||*etumaka ("inclusive), *eme (exclusive)
- ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Mairasi". "Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
- "Ross, Malcolm (2005). "Pronouns as a preliminary diagnostic for grouping Papuan languages". In "Andrew Pawley; Robert Attenborough; Robin Hide; Jack Golson. Papuan pasts: cultural, linguistic and biological histories of Papuan-speaking peoples. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics. pp. 15–66. "ISBN "0858835622. "OCLC 67292782.