Central West New Guinea
central New Guinea
Linguistic classificationTrans–New Guinea
  • Central West New Guinea
Map: The Central West New Guinea languages
  The CWNG families
  Other Trans–New Guinea families
  Other Papuan languages
  Austronesian languages

The Central West New Guinea languages are a group of Trans–New Guinea families in central New Guinea established by Timothy Usher, though with precedents in earlier studies.


The languages are as follows:[1]

Voorhoeve (1975) noted a connection between Somahai and the Ok and Dumut languages, but did not consider Mek. (See Central and South New Guinea languages.)

The Oksapmin language is sometimes classified as the nearest relative of Ok. However, it's unclear whether the similarities are due to relationship or to contact between Oksapmin and Mountain Ok (or both).

Proto-Anim is reconstructed with similar pronouns to Proto-Awyu–Ok.