The Arapesh languages are several closely related Torricelli languages of the 32,000 Arapesh people of Papua New Guinea.
They are among the better-studied of Papuan languages and are most distinctive in their gender systems, which contain up to thirteen genders (noun classes) with noun-phrase concordance. Mufian has 17 noun classes for count nouns plus two extra noun classes, i.e. proper names and place names.
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... Recent shifts have moved Arapesh languages from the typical Papuan SOV to a SVO order, along with a corresponding shift in adpositional order ... The language's unique gender system is largely based on the ending of the noun ... of comparable complexity in Niger–Congo languages is sex-based Gender IV is for all female beings and Gender VII for male ones ...
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