The Linguasphere Register

of the world’s languages and speech communities

The linguascale

Change sector or zone

Geosector 0= AFRICA

Phylosector 1= AFRO-ASIAN

Geosector 2= AUSTRALASIA

Phylosector 3= AUSTRONESIAN

Geosector 4= EURASIA

Phylosector 5= INDO-EUROPEAN

Geosector 6= NORTH-AMERICA

Phylosector 7= SINO-INDIAN

Geosector 8= SOUTH-AMERICA

Phylosector 9= TRANSAFRICAN

Geosector 2= AUSTRALASIA



Covers the "Cendrawasih" or "North Central New Guinea" reference area, composed of sets not covered by any phylozone or by the "Trans-New Guinea" hypothesis, within the wider reference area of the "Papuan" hypotheses.

Comprising 25 sets of languages (= 76 outer languages) spoken by communities in Australasia centered on Cendrawasih Bay & (Bird’s Head) Peninsula, extending from the Halmahera Islands in the west to Central New Guinea in the east.

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