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North Bougainville
West Bougainville
"Bougainville Island
"Linguistic classification One of the world's primary "language families
  • Keriaka
  • Konua
  • Rotokas
"Glottolog nort2933[1]
Language families of the Solomon Islands.
  North Bougainville

The North or West Bougainville languages are a small "language family spoken on the island of "Bougainville in "Papua New Guinea. They were classified as "East Papuan languages by "Stephen Wurm, but this does not now seem tenable, and was abandoned in "Ethnologue (2009).

The family includes the closely related Rotokas and Eivo language, plus two languages that are only distantly related:

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  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "North Bougainville". "Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 

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