|East Vaniua, West Parshita|
|Linguistic classification:||One of Sahar's primary language families|
The Amaian languages are a medium-sized family of ten languages in South Miraria. Together they are spoken by around 35 million people. Their ancestor was a partly-written language spoken about 2000 years ago in what is now western Zwazwamia.
Some common feature are: whistled sibilants, extremely head-final, relatively small phonemic inventories, evidentiality on verb, small case systems, voicing as a parameter.
Many of the constituent languages are mutually intelligible, and some constituent dialects are unintelligible, as a result of complex ethnic dynamics in the region. Amaian languages have official status in Amaia, Zwazwamia, Melqui, and Kaatkukia, and are also spoken to some extent in Balakia.
Amaian-Zwazwan and Wamenan are usually considered the most conservative members along with some of the Ziimen languages, a paraphyletic ethnically-defined group.
Jundi and Melquian are highly divergent phonologically, grammatically, and lexically.
|Language||Technical Classification||Number of native speakers||Location|
|Amaian-Zwazwan language||Macro-Amaian||25,000,000||Amaia, Zwazwamia|
|Jundi language||Jundi||400,000||Melqui (Northeast)|
|[]||Macro-Amaian||2,500||Balakia, Amaia (Gynnyn)|