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The Yuat languages are an independent family of six Papuan languages in the classification of Malcolm Ross that had been part of Stephen Wurm's Sepik–Ramu proposal. However, Foley and Ross could find no lexical or morphological evidence that they are related to the Sepik or Ramu languages.
Ethnologue (2005) classified the erstwhile near-isolate Maramba as closest to the Yuat family, and Ethnologue (2009) lists it as simply one of the Yuat languages.
The pronouns Ross reconstructs for proto-Yuat are:
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