|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|
|Coordinates||Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.|
Map: The Porome language of New Guinea
The Porome language (large bay, southern PNG)
Trans–New Guinea languages
Other Papuan languages
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 the verb are as follows:
sg du pl 1 amo, -me amó-kai amó, -ke/-ki 2 do, -ke aia-kai a, -ka 3 da, -a/-bV abo-kai abo, -abo
- Ross, Malcolm (2005). "Pronouns as a preliminary diagnostic for grouping Papuan languages". In Andrew Pawley, Robert Attenborough, Robin Hide, Jack Golson, eds. Papuan pasts: cultural, linguistic and biological histories of Papuan-speaking peoples. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics. pp. 15–66. ISBN 0858835622. OCLC 67292782.
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