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 "Sepik Valley" reference area, coterminous with the "Sepik + Ramu" hypothesis (less the "Sepik + Ramu Marginal" sets, see 27-A to 27-F), within the wider reference area of the "Papuan" hypotheses.

Comprising 22 sets of languages (= 96 outer languages) spoken by communities in Australasia, centered on the Sepik and Lower Ramu valleys in New Guinea.

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