Is Kazukuru Really Non-Austronesian?

  title={Is Kazukuru Really Non-Austronesian?},
  author={Michael Dunn and Malcolm Ross},
  journal={Oceanic Linguistics},
  pages={210 - 231}
Kazukuru is an extinct language, originally spoken in the inland of the western part of the island of New Georgia, Solomon Islands, and attested by very limited historical sources. Kazukuru has generally been considered to be a Papuan, that is, non-Austronesian, language, mostly on the basis of its lexicon. Reevaluation of the available data suggests a high likelihood that Kazukuru was in fact an Oceanic Austronesian language. Pronominal paradigms are clearly of Austronesian origin, and many… 

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