Angika

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Anga, Angikar, Chhika-Chhiki
Population

725,000 in India (IMA 1997). Population total all countries: 740,900.

Location

Northern Bihar. Also in Nepal.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

79% inherent intelligibility of Brahmin Maithili. Lexical similarity: 81% (Brahmin) to 87% (non-Brahmin) with Darbhanga Maithili.

Typology

SOV; postpositions; noun head final; content q-word in situ; clause constituents indicated by case-marking; passives and voice; nontonal

Language Use

Use declining (2007). Home, community. All ages. Negative attitudes. Hindi [hin] is used for trading, government, prayer.

Language Development
Poetry. Films.
Writing
Devanagari script.
Other Comments

Hindu.

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