Brahman languages

Brahman is a proposed family of languages spoken in Madang Province, Papua New Guinea.

Family division

Brahman consists of 4 languages:

# Biyom
# Faita
# Isabi
# Tauya

Genetic relations

Wurm classified Brahman under the Madang-Adelbert Range superstock of the Trans-New Guinea phylum. Ross, while keeping the languages in the Madang family, broke up Brahman, placing Faita in Southern Adelbert but Tauya and Biyom in Rai Coast.

ee also

* Trans-New Guinea languages


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