Fasu language - Fasu language
|(1,200 cited 1981)|
(750 Fasu, 300 Namuni, 150 Some)
Map: The Fasu language of New Guinea
The Fasu language
Trans–New Guinea languages
Other Papuan languages
Wurm and Hattori (1981) considered its three principal dialects, Fasu, Some and Namumi, to be three languages, which they called the West Kutubuan family, but Glottolog and Usher considers it a single language.
Fasu is not particularly close to the two East Kutubuan languages, though Usher reconfirms a connection.
Although Fasu has proto-TNG vocabulary, Malcolm Ross considers its traditional inclusion in TNG to be somewhat questionable. Other researchers agree.
- Ross, Malcolm (2005). "Pronouns as a preliminary diagnostic for grouping Papuan languages". In Andrew Pawley; Robert Attenborough; Robin Hide; Jack Golson (eds.). Papuan pasts: cultural, linguistic and biological histories of Papuan-speaking peoples. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics. pp. 15–66. ISBN 0858835622. OCLC 67292782.
- Timothy Usher, New Guinea World, Namo Me