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This is a paraphyletic grouping according to Wikipedia, so it's not a true language family and has no unique common ancestor. —CodeCat 17:09, 25 August 2012 (UTC)

I'm assuming that you'll kill the category and all the transclusions as well? --Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 14:09, 30 August 2012 (UTC)
I think that changing the Superfamily subtemplate on {{etyl:phi}} should take care of most of them. Chuck Entz (talk) 14:31, 30 August 2012 (UTC)
The category can probably stay as long as it's made clear in the description and in the way it's categorised that it's just a convenient collection of languages, not a linguistic family. —CodeCat 15:02, 30 August 2012 (UTC)
The category can't exist without the template though. -- Liliana 16:13, 30 August 2012 (UTC)
We can type the contents out manually can't we? —CodeCat 16:34, 30 August 2012 (UTC)
But the categorization would not work. -- Liliana 18:26, 30 August 2012 (UTC)
Keep per Liliana. The Austronesian and Australian languages are special cases: there are so many of them that we must, practically speaking, use some paraphyletic groupings to sort them. (I used to RFD such groupings myself, but I have since come to see the impossibility of sorting the Austr. languages without them.) - -sche (discuss) 18:33, 30 August 2012 (UTC)