A language of India
ISO 639-3: suv
||5,000 (2007 SIL).
||Arunachal Pradesh, East Kameng, Papumpare, Kurung Kumey, Lower Subansiri districts, along Par River. 53 villages. Possibly also in China.
||A divergent language which may not be Sino-Tibetan but possibly Austro-Asiatic. Intelligible with Bugun [bgg] (Chowdhury 1996). Burling (2003) groups it with Sherdukpen [sdp] and Bugun and possibly also with Lish [lsh] and Sartang [onp]. Lexical similarity: 54%–67% between varieties; 57%–68% with Chug [cvg]; less than 15% with Bugun and Nisi.
||Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, North Assam, Tani
||Home, village. Positive attitude. Also use Nisi [dap], Hindi, or Assamese [asm].
||Literacy rate in L2: 2%. Dictionary.
||Bengali script. Devanagari script. Latin script.
||A ‘satellite relationship’ to the Nisi and Bangni peoples, ‘bonded economically’. A Scheduled Tribe in India. Claim kinship with the Khoa or Bugun. Transitional between hunter-gatherers and agriculturalists. Traditional religion, Christian, Hindu.