Admiralty Islands
Geographic
distribution
Admiralty Islands
Linguistic classificationAustronesian
Proto-languageProto-Admiralty Islands (Proto-Admiralty)
Subdivisions
Glottologadmi1239
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  Admiralties and Yapese

The Admiralty Islands languages are a group of some thirty Oceanic languages spoken on the Admiralty Islands. They may include Yapese, which has proven difficult to classify.

Languages

According to Lynch, Ross, & Crowley (2002), the structure of the family is:[1]

As noted, Yapese and Nguluwan may be part of the Admiralty Islands languages as well.

References

  1. ^ Lynch, John; Malcolm Ross; Terry Crowley (2002). The Oceanic languages. Richmond, Surrey: Curzon. ISBN 978-0-7007-1128-4. OCLC 48929366.