Apatani

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Apa
Population

28,400 (2001 census). Ethnic population: 35,000.

Location

Arunachal Pradesh, Subansiri district, 7 villages in Ziro valley: Hong, Hari, Billa, Dutta, Hija, Mudang-Tage, and Michi Bamin; Assam; Nagaland.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

None known. May be intelligible with Nyishi [njz].

Language Use

Also use Assamese [asm], Hindi [hin], Nefamese [nef].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 71% (2001 census). Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 2004.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

A Scheduled Tribe. Traditional religion.